Why are there highscores in the first minutes of the day?


#1


It is 2am, the new daily challenge has just started and and the highscore list is full. I don’t get how this system works


#2

The Android version is abusing a feature of the Google Play Games Services leaderboards to report the top score for a player with the last week. This is the same technique we use for the iPhone’s leaderboards, but Game Center implements it slightly differently so it’s more reliable for what we’re asking it to do.

The upshot is for the Android it’s unreliable at the beginning of the day. We can roll some improvements out to prevent most of the leaking, but the main problem is we’re using platform-provided leaderboards at all!