Leaderboard helps players to understand their ranking as compare to all players available on the games. It gives a player motivation to play a game more and score high on Leaderboard.
“Leaderboards rank players according to their relative success, measuring them against a certain success criterion. As such, leaderboards can help determine who performs best in a certain activity and are thus competitive indicators of progress that relate the player's own performance to the performance of others.” ~ Wikipedia
Allow social comparisons & track the progress
Allow players to set a Goal and achieve
Improve user engagement on the game
Improve user retention on the game
Give a sense of progress to a player
Give badges and milestone to a player
It should reflect your competence
Gamification Technique Used
Stepping stone (Giving a goal to achieve e.g. Top 10 rank in daily leaderboard)
Reward Loop (Reward through leaderboard e.g. If a person play multiple times, he would score high on leaderboard)
Flow (Challenge meets with the skills)
Only Facebook logins users are allowed in Leaderboard (V1).
Type of Leaderboard: We will be having two type of leaderboard: Daily and Weekly. Daily leaderboard will be reset in every 24 hours and weekly leaderboard will be reset every week. In V2, we will also add a lifetime leaderboard. Lifetime leaderboard will have no expire date.
Top 3 players will be in different color.
Top 10 players will be shown in daily/weekly leaderboard. Also, player’s current ranking will also there on the leaderboard.
Timer will be shown to create an urgency for users
Milestone/Rewards: No rewards in V1
Leaderboard will update after each game
Daily leaderboard will be reset in every 24 hours
Weekly leaderboard will be reset in every 7 days
Countdown timer will be shown