For Trivia games there are two kind of players: those who love to play them, and those that rather like to spend their time building their own farm, viking or mafia clan or flying birds through the air.
With Rank Master, we have built a game for the fist group, for all trivia and statistic geeks: Rank for or five countries by certain criterias like Population, Energy Consumption, GDP and many more. The more countries you have ranked correct, the more points you get. Simple gameplay, but it can be quite challenging to master the levels.
If Rank Master is your kind of game, you will be addicted after playing the first few rounds: Well, is pretty obvious that Brazil is larger than Ireland and that Switzerland has higher mountains than the Netherlands – But do you know, if Canada or China is larger? If India or Germany has more Internet Users? And where the heck are Vanuatu and Tonga after all?
From a technical point of view it is our first major app done with Cocos2d-X and we are pretty happy with the result – and having almost the same codebases for all major platform is well worth the bit of additional effort. As Rank Master is out now for the two major Platforms iOS and Android, Windows Phone and also Blackberry might also get a Rank Master release in not too distant future.
We extracted the Data for RankMaster from the CIA World Factbook (if anybody is interested in a parser that extracts data from there, just let us know, we have one ) and are keeping it up to date with updates of the app – and obviously, countries are not the only category that could be ranked with the Rank Master App – think of cars, airplanes, cities or even people – stay tuned for future updates!
Probably for her, Rank Master would also have helped – well, at least she knew Hung(a)ry is a country, but Turkey?? That’s too much …
But somehow I think that it might not quite be her kind of game 😉