Pinball is amazing, so use Scorbit to make it even more fun! Engage with millions of players around the world. Share and stream live games and scores, challenge others, and participate in machine leaderboards – for any machine in any location! Follow your favorite pinball players and track what games they play and how they are playing. Streamers and Collectors can use Scorbit to add real-time scores or leaderboards to their streams and game rooms for big displays! Operators can use Scorbit to monitor their machines remotely, reducing downtime, and earning more revenue.
Scorbit is connected pinball!
At a high level, Scorbit's goal is to get more people playing pinball! There are four top level categories of all the features:
Scorbit’s platform allows owners of pinball machines to create venues and machines so other players can find and play them. There are tens of thousands of pinball machines from all over the world, and you can choose any one or create one to start building a leaderboard. You can view these high score lists at any time, with no limit to the number of entries!
While not required, on machines equipped with Scorbit’s hardware - in public or private locations - your games are connected to Scorbit’s cloud platform. Other users of the app or viewers of the ScorbitVision web tools can view your games as they happen, in real-time.
You and other players near you can claim player slots, automatically placing your chosen display names next to those player numbers in the system for others to see. When your game is complete, adding your score to the leaderboard or sharing with your friends is as easy as pressing a button on the game session screen!
For games not equipped with Scorbit’s hardware, when your game is finished, you can take a photo of your score and submit it to the same leaderboard and share your experience with others.
Scorbit not only creates a record for your own profile personal bests, but also allows you to take any game, at any time, and share it with people you choose on the platform. Using the community features of the app, you can curate a list of people you like to follow, either in advance or after a game. After you play, you can choose from that list with who you want to share with or challenge to play – or throw the score away, it’s up to you!
When the people you follow also save scores to leaderboards or challenge you, those scores appear in your self-curated community feed. You can also visit other player’s profiles and see what games they are playing, and how they are doing.
Monitor Your Machines
From within the Account Menu, Collectors and Operators have access to their list of games that others can engage with. For games equipped with Scorbit’s hardware, the Scorbitron, Collectors and Operators who subscribe to the platform can monitor the health of their games remotely, tracking when they are online. The goal is to get more people playing pinball, which means more revenue, and more people enjoying the experience.
The app consists of three basic tabs at the bottom of the screen, left to right:
The browse tab, along with the play tab, allows users to navigate, search and view pinball machines at various locations. The play tab also allows players to play machines that have Scorbit hardware installed, as well as share and challenge other players. If there is no Scorbit hardware installed, they can manually submit scores by taking a photo of the score. The community tab defaults to other users they follow, allows users to browse other users, view user profiles and see other users’ scores and challenges.
Browse and Play Tab Navigation Screens
Navigation for both Browse and Play tabs starts with the current location, performing a search for venues that have pinball machines in our database sorted by distance. If a player is inside a venue, the app will open in the play tab within that venue. Otherwise, both tabs allow you to find machines by typing an address, zip code, name of venue, or in the case of the browse tab, a name of a machine if you’re looking for a particular one close by.
Venues include information around location. Not all venues are public, and users who own machines at home also have venues that only they (or people they choose) have the permission to see.
When selecting a machine within a venue, a user can watch a game that is in session (if this is a Scorbitron-enabled machine) or choose to play on that machine. Users are presented with one player slot for each of the four player game selected. If a player hits the start button on the physical pinball machine once, it’s a one player game, and if they hit the start button four times, it’s a four player game, etc.
Initially, the slots do not have player information besides the generic “Player 1, Player 2…” However, a user of the app can press one player slot and “claim” the slot as theirs. Other users of the app and other visualizations of the game sessions will see that player’s chosen display name. A long press will deselect a slot. When the game is over, the session ends and the player is encouraged to share their score.
After a game, a player can choose from a list of other users they follow to share their score and challenge others to beat it from the Scorbit community. They can also search for people to follow (or unfollow) at this time. After completion, the user is taken to a leaderboard screen, and they can choose to submit that score to the leaderboard for a given game.
The app also has several features related to community. Through the account menu, you may edit and access your own profile, which highlights your name, display name, number of followers and people you follow as well as you scores.
Similarly, from the Community tab, you can find other people’s profiles.
By default, the Community tab shows you a feed of scores and challenges from other people you follow.
Users who create machines and venues can list all their pinball machines in the My Machines screen accessible from the account menu. Machines are listed by title and status. Operator users can see the actual game state in the form of red (offline) and green (online) status indicators. For machines that aren’t monitored, for collectors, they are represented by a white indicator. For machines at are virtual only, and have no Scorbit hardware, they are represented by an empty circle.