To download a published game to your phone open up the TurfHunt application on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. Now the game can begin.
Goals of the game
- Learn about the environment and have fun at the same time.
- Find treasures from clues; earn virtual coins and virtual items.
- Finish the game before the other team and gather most of gold coins.
At the front page you can start your test game by entering the code you got when you published the game in where it is written “Redeem Invitation”. If you were invited by others to join a game you will enter the invitation code in there as well. Every player will enter the same code for the same game.
You can zoom on the map into the location where you created the game, just make sure you are connected to the Internet. At the place where you created the game you should see a pin, click on the pin.
Now you will see further info about the game; the title, description and logo. Also the information about how many treasure places there are and how many challenges are in the game and in which languages it is.
Next press “Start Game” and it will be downloaded to your phone. After you’ve downloaded the game you will press “Joined Game”. Wait for all the teams to join the game. After all the teams have joined the game press „Start Game now “, only one phone can start the game.
On the next screen you will get the map and see where the next treasure is located. If the game has been designed in the way that there are no routes between the treasures then all the treasures will appear at once, but a game with trails will only show the first treasure location. You will go to the location and once you are there you will receive coins as rewards for finding the right place. Then you press, “Challenge Me” to continue.”
There are different types of challenges the game designer can use when he sets up a challenge at a treasure point. A treasure can have one or more challenges and player is rewarded by virtual gold coins and game items. When a user discovers a treasure, he will be presented with a challenge. There are multiple-choice question challenges and a mini-game challenges in the system right now.
By successfully completing a challenge, the user will get extra score and collect energy points they can use to affect the progress of the game.The user will receive gold coins and game item rewards when solving challenges correctly. The game designer decides what kind of rewards the player gets. Bottles contain the elixir of invisibility and when a player drinks it he disappears for the map for a minute.There are three levels of memory game; easy, medium and hard. The boards are different and the player is given a certain time to finish the task, the seconds count down as he flips the cards. During the game, the player sees his scores right away in the lower right corner on the map. He can enter the scoreboard and see his and his playmates’ score and how many challenges he solved and the scores for each one.