A “game instance” refers to a published game with its own scoreboard and invitation code. A published game can have multiple “game instances”, for example a weekend game might have separate game instances for Saturday and Sunday. Each instance would have a unique invitation code which players use to join the correct game, and players will be ranked on the scoreboard for that day/game instance.
Start from CMS + Show in App
If the game is “started from the CMS” and the game is shown in the app eg. can be found via the app home page, then the player will always join the latest created game instance. If you want all players to join the same game and scoreboard, only have one game instance live.
Start from CMS + Invitation Code
If the game is “started from the CMS” and the player uses an invitation code to join a game, the player will join the specific game instance associated with that invitation code.
Start from App + Show in App (Single Player)
If the game is “started from the App” and the game is shown in the app eg. can be found via the app home page, then the player will always create a new game instance when join the game.
Start from App + Invitation Code
If the game is “started from the App” and the player joins with an invitation code, the players will all join the same game instance.
What if I have multiple Game Instances?
If your game is published “to show in app”, players will join the latest game instance which has been created.