The role of high scores is to introduce replayability and differentiate between weak and outstanding playthroughs. They were added in version 0.2.8.1.
High scores get automatically counted up on the day the game ends; as of 0.2.11 that's the first day of Y2011 for both campaigns. You will get notified the game is about to end exactly 1 year before that happens.
There are 8 statistics that affect the base high score. These are:
money you ended with - money you started with - any ongoing loans
|Total Income||0.0001||Usually the most important statistic. It's the sum of all your earnings.|
|Current Popularity||125||Popularity at the time of counting the high score.|
|Great Products||1500||Number of products that had a score of at least 90/100 at the time of the high score.|
|Total CPUs Sold||0.0045|
|Hype Generated||0.2||Total amount of hype generated for all products.|
|Research Points Generated||1.75|
|Average CPU Score||500|
- Weight is the number the parameter is multiplied by.
The base high score that depends on the parameters listed above is later multiplied depending on the selected difficulty and other game settings.
|Infinite Money Enabled (Sandbox Mode)||x0.01|
Generally, high scores with multipliers "reduced due to game settings" are considered invalid.
When your score is counted you will be assigned a rank based on how good it is.
|<40,000||Did you even play..?|
|100,001-150,000||You can do better|
|>2,000,000||ar e you cheating?|
Simply click the submit button that rolls down while the final score is counted, input your name, and click send.