With Cool Tabs, you can generate a campaign with a fully customizable game of skill, in which players must locate one or more objects in an image.
In this way, you can create an online game in which you put the participants to the test and challenge them to find all the hidden objects in the shortest time possible, that you will previously have had to mark in an image. The sky's the limit. You can mark all the objects you want!
In addition, you can assign points for finding each object, for completing the game, or for the number of seconds that are left. And to prevent the participant from clicking all over the place in an attempt to find them, you can deduct seconds for each click on an incorrect object.
2. Step by step.
2.1. Create your campaign.
First, you must create your campaign and configure the basic setting. Is it your first time creating a campaign with Cool Tabs? In the following tutorial, we will show you how to configure the basic sections of a campaign, as well as other recommended settings, to ensure its proper functioning and maximize results.
How to get started on creating a campaign: basic settings.
If you have any questions during the process, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.2. Configure the game.
After completing the basic sections, go to the "Gamifications" section, activate the "Hidden Objects" option, and click "Configure".
Once inside the settings, complete the fields related to the characteristics of the game and the design.
2.2.1. Main configuration.
Upload the image in which the participants will have to locate the different objects and save it to be able to start marking the object or objects that the participants will have to identify.
The image must be square, with a maximum size of 1280 x 1280px, and preferably in JPG format. 1:1 aspect ratio.
Once you have uploaded and saved your image, you have to identify all the different objects. You must click on the image in all those places where the objects are to be marked.
If you want to remove an object that you have marked by mistake, you just have to click on the mark again, and it will be deleted.
2.2.2. Game conditions.
Set the maximum time, in seconds, that the participant has to find all the objects.
- Determine the points you are going to give out and for which key achieved: points for each object found, points for completing the game, and points per second that the participant has left over at the end.
- Think about whether you want to subtract seconds for mistakes so that if the player clicks on the wrong place, the number of seconds you choose will be deducted.
- The maximum number of games. Specify how many times the user will be able to play. When the game ends, they will be shown a popup with the points they've obtained, the text "You have X more tries" and the "Play Again" button. Once they reach the limit of allowed games, they will not be given the option to play again, but only to continue.
You can give it a title that will be displayed as the header of the game. If you don't want to include a title, leave this field empty. You can also add content (image and/or text) to be used as a description. You can use this text to give the user clues as to which object or objects they need to identify and mark on the image.
Below, you can see an example of how the user would see the game screen.
2.3. Other settings.
2.3.1. Ranking of participants.
In gamification campaigns, where players score points, it is common to show the public list of participants. In this way, the participations are public so that all participants know where they ranked.
If you want to show the ranking of players, with the points they have obtained, activate the list of participants.
To enable the public ranking of participants, follow the steps in the tutorial on How to display a public entries list or ranking of participants.
2.3.2. Winner selection.
If your game is linked to sweepstakes. Once the participation period is over, you will be able to select winners.
You will be able to choose them randomly, filtering by different conditions, for example, by the points obtained in the game.
The list of participants will show the data of the participants, as well as the total points they have obtained.
To start the selection, you can follow the tutorial: How to select winners and obtain your Certificate of Validity.
3. Other specifications.
The Cool Promo and Cool Promo White Label applications, included in the Gold and Diamond plans, respectively, are the ones that allow you to set up a hidden object game.
You can also create your game with the 7-day free trial, which allows you to test any of our plans.
If you have any questions during the process, don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
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