/ Platform Updates

Introducing Player Profiles

For individual games, it's now possible to pre-create profiles for each of the individuals in your GooseChase game.

GooseChase has always allowed you to pre-create teams for your game, allowing your participants to choose a team when they join the game. But with our latest update, you can also pre-create “player profiles” for games in which participants are completing missions individually!

How it Works

Within the Game Manager, the organizer can pre-create the player profiles. To do so, enter your game and:

  1. Select Participants tab on the left hand side of the page.
  2. Under "Game Mode", choose “Individual Players”.
  3. In the "Pre-Create Player Profiles" section, click the “Create New” button.
  4. You can then add the player name, upload a picture, and/or create an access code for the participant.
  5. Select “Create”.
  6. Once successfully saved, your pre-created profile will appear as a new row in the "Pre-Create Player Profiles".

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It is important to remember that if you assign an access code to a participant, that code should only be given to the individual participant who you want using that profile. From the perspective of the participant, when going to join your game, a list of the pre-created profiles will be visible to choose from.

If you choose not to pre-create any player profiles, each member joining the game will simply set their player name when they join. To keep things easy, we'll default this to be their GooseChase username.

Applications

  • In the classroom, teachers can pre-create the students’ profiles to allow joining the game easier.
  • Within the workplace, during employee onboarding, employers can create player profiles for new hires, allowing a smoother join process.

We hope you enjoy the addition of player profiles - this is just the beginning of the new enhancements coming to our join flow! Currently, even with this update, you do need a GooseChase account (username, password, and email) to join a game. However, with future updates, it will be possible to join a game without creating a GooseChase account and instead through a unique “game code”.