My profile
Welcome Guest!
0 GIPS
0 SnD in stock
Game Reviews
Bookmark
Online games played
Pokemon Tower Defense Pokemon Tower Defense 2 Bloons Tower Defense Stick War Kingdom Rush Platform Racing 2 Learn to Fly 2

MochiMedia shutdown

Hello everyone,

As you may have heard ans see, all Mochi services will shut down at the end of the month. An unfortunate decision by the bigger company who acquired them some time ago and it's causing quite a big mess among other game portal owners and developers.

This means that Highscores and Achievements on GI will stop working in about 8 days. There are other solutions on their way to replace what Mochi was offering, though it's still unclear what will happen in a near future. One possibility will be to have new highscore games using GamerSafe highscore system, which you've probably seen a few times in some other games around the web. I haven't looked at the quantity and quality of highscore games they offer. Though I know that some games have in game achievements (different from 'achieve that score' ones) and that it would be possible to have a bridge with GI to reward those achievements and GIPS directly to your account. I will keep you up to date with any developments, but you should expect some games to stop working as well as all highscore games for some time.

I hope we'll make it through!

baritone

Good to hear, that you already have a "Plan B" in mind. I am sure that there are/will be some alternatives to Mochigames. In general I would say, that if one site will be removed, there will always be other sites who want to replace it during times like today. So let's think positive!

The point with in game achievements connected to GI sounds pretty interesting, since it would also be something new here on GI. Anyway, we will see how the situation will develope. I only hope the best.
"When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom!? No! It’s when… they are forgotten!"

Can't you just somehow put your highscores on the mochimedia games and make the highscores work?

So, this is what I noticed after the shutdown :
- leaderboards are not working
- we can't submit any score correctly => no more medals or achievements.
- there are no more MochiAds in games.
- however, the games I've tested are still playable.

Also, GI doesn't have the right to publish games that were distributed by Mochi. So either baritone has to remove these games (), or baritone has to contact every developer (or another distribution service like Mochi) to make sure that he has the right to upload the games to GI (which may take a lot of time and effort).
usr_img
usr_img

What do you do when there is an evil you cannot defeat by just means ? Do you stain your hands with evil to destroy evil, or do you remain steadfastly just and righteous even if it means surrendering to evil ?

kpwbo said:
Also, GI doesn't have the right to publish games that were distributed by Mochi. So either baritone has to remove these games (), or baritone has to contact every developer (or another distribution service like Mochi) to make sure that he has the right to upload the games to GI (which may take a lot of time and effort).

Well, for some reason, submitting scores seems to be working properly, but this situation with the games being removed seems to be more of a threat. It's more frustrating knowing that we won't be able to submit scores without these games. It hurts those with high ranks too because if a game gets removed, it may be possible that our achievements would go away automatically too. I hope that we can at least manage to save the games with achievements first, because all the work those have made to get these achievements will be just a waste of time.

Hopefully GI survives this chaos, or else I may possibly leave the site if it continues to get worse :/
usr_img

usr_img

Are any other members having any issues submitting scores? So far, kpwbo and I appear to be the only members affected.

When I try to submit a score, I get the following pop-up instead of the normal Mochi Media one:

usr_img

Yet, my score is being submitted, as other members can see it.

kpwbo, do you get the same screen? Ger said this happened to him before, and clearing the cache might do the trick, but that didn't work for me. He also said that when he had this issue, it would be fixed after a little while. Until we have an explanation, I suppose waiting is the best, and only, thing the affected members can do.
Please read the Forum Rules.

HRC Theme Song (click to enlarge)
usr_img

kpwbo said:
So, this is what I noticed after the shutdown :
- leaderboards are not working
- we can't submit any score correctly => no more medals or achievements.
- there are no more MochiAds in games.
- however, the games I've tested are still playable.

1) + 2) Leaderboards are working just normal for me now. Also submitting scores works for me as Jaany said. In comparison to what jaany got when he wants to submit a score, I just get the normal screen. Furthermore I am able to see Jaanys earlier score, where he said it didn't submitted right. You can see this here, that I am able to see his score (1,09sec) inside the game:

usr_img

However I am pretty sure I had the undefined issue, which Jaany has right now, once before. Though it was only in one specific game, while all other games worked normal then. Also after a while the issue was gone again and everything worked fine.

3) Mochiads are also removed from the game. Also the announcement of the shutdown doesn't appear for me anymore.

4) Yes, the games are playable.

kpwbo said:
Also, GI doesn't have the right to publish games that were distributed by Mochi. So either baritone has to remove these games (), or baritone has to contact every developer (or another distribution service like Mochi) to make sure that he has the right to upload the games to GI (which may take a lot of time and effort).

Well, this is the other thing we have to think about. Contacting every developer is really not an option. It would definitively take way to much time. We can only wait and hope that Baritone will find another distribution service first.

Segomac said:
It hurts those with high ranks too because if a game gets removed, it may be possible that our achievements would go away automatically too. I hope that we can at least manage to save the games with achievements first, because all the work those have made to get these achievements will be just a waste of time.
Yes, it would be nice, if we could save the achievment games first or at least let us keep the GIPS, if a game has to be removed. Like you said, otherwise getting those achievements would have been just a waste of time.
"When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom!? No! It’s when… they are forgotten!"

jaany2 said:
kpwbo, do you get the same screen?
Yes, this is what I was getting and am still getting on all the games I've tested.
usr_img
usr_img

What do you do when there is an evil you cannot defeat by just means ? Do you stain your hands with evil to destroy evil, or do you remain steadfastly just and righteous even if it means surrendering to evil ?

First of all, GI can keep all the games here since the developers want their games to be published and spread on portals. The games will pretty much all remain playable.

Mochi has shutdown all its services two days ago, which should mean highscores will stop working. There is nothing I can do about Mochi games that have stop submitting scores

This are good news about the games, but about the highscores again.

Have you tried to submit a score in a game, to see if it works or not? After all the problem is that only some of us have the issue right now. Even after the Mochi Media shutdown, I am still able to submit scores (tested this again in 'What Luck'). And even kpwbo and Jaany can't properly submit their scores, I am also able to see their scores in the leaderboards inside the game. Though the scores did not update on GI. That's why I am not sure if it really has something to do with the shutdown. After all we all should have the same problem then. Like I said above, I am really sure I had the 'undefined issue' already once before, but after a while it worked normal again. On the other hand, the issue only happened on one specific game and not on all. Maybe it only a matter of time until we all have the same problem here.This all is just really weird, I also didn't expected that submitting scores would work for me, but well... for now they do work...
"When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom!? No! It’s when… they are forgotten!"

Page: 1 2 3
pin
pin
Locked
forum_loader
X
Exit fullscreen