Start from the CMS
Once the game is published, the game admin creates and starts the first game instance in the games control panel. This means that anyone can join the same game instance at any time and play against each other on the same scoreboard. Players will automatically join the latest game instance unless they join using an invitation code for a specific game instance.
Start from the App
This means that that anyone can create a new game instance when they join the game from the app. Each game instance has a unique scoreboard and invitation code. The first player to start the game can share the invitation code with other players to join the same game instance and play against each other.
Game Settings > Game Mode
1. Start from the App
Start from app is suitable for private groups or single player games where players can create their own private games with a unique scoreboard.
Step 1: Publish Game from Creator CMS
Step 2: From the games control panel, create the first game instance and share the invitation code with players.
Note: If no game instance has been created in the CMS, the first player to start a game will automatically create a new game instance when they start the game.
Step 4: Share the invitation code with other players to play against each other. When all players have joined, the game admin starts the game from the app.
Step 5: The game begins and players are shown the map and first challenge location. If directions to start are used, this will be shown and the audio played. If challenge locations are not connected, all challenge locations will be shown and the player can find them in any order.
Step 6: The game is finished when all players have completed all challenges or when the game admin presses end in the games control panel.
2. Start from CMS
Start from CMS is suitable for when you want players to be able to join the game at anytime and is suitable for longer term games which may run for weeks or months with an overall scoreboard.
Step 1: Publish Game.
Step 2: Create game instance and share invitation code with players.
Step 3: Press begin to start the game. Now players can join the game anytime.
Note: If “Show game in app” is selected (via Game Settings), players can find the game anytime in the app and the first instance will be created automatically when the first player joins the game.
Step 3: Players enter invitation code or find the game in the app via the home page.
Step 4: Game begins and players are shown the map and first challenge location. If directions to start are used, this will be shown and the audio played. If challenge locations are not connected, all challenge locations will be shown and the player can find them in any order.
Step 5: Game is finished for the player once they have completed all challenges. The game admin can end the game instance at anytime via the Games Control Panel.
Note: Multiple game instances can be created from the games control panel if you want to have different versions of the game with separate scoreboards. Each game instance has a unique invitation code and scoreboard.