This document explains how to create a game in Loquiz where teams start each from different starting location and then continue in circle. Next checkpoint only appears on a map when the previous is visited. When all checkpoints are visited FINISH pin appears. You might want to use this to accommodate traditional team exercise sets to get teams to follow certain order.
1.Choose game type and add questions
Now you should add questions. If you do not want to use questions use “no answer” type of question. You can even display the exercise brief there. You can use all the rich attributes that Loquiz provides.
You need 1 piece of content for every location and you need additional piece of content for finish. So if your exercise set is 4 assignments, add those 4 and then create one specific “This is finish” question.
2. Assign locations to questions
In case you do not use location specific questions assign locations to each question. This is the place where this piece of content pops open. Make sure the locations are exactly where your exercises will be if using physical props.
Finish location should be where you want the teams to come when they have visited all the checkpoints.
3. Set activation rules
First you should create a circular reference. So that answering Q1 brings Q2 to map. Q2 should activate Q3. And answering Q3 makes Q4 visible. You also need to make sure Q4 activates Q1.
Next mark all actual questions as starting points (Q1-4 should be all marked as starting points).
Make sure finish location does not have any rules to it and is marked as finish and not marked as start.
4. Modify the game settings
The usual settings apply here. You can set welcome and finish texts, game time etc. The most important setting you should mark is: “Rotate starting fields between teams”.
If you can not see this setting you have not set starting fields, go back a screen and set them.
Now, what will happen is this.
When team starts the game, they will get one location from the list of startig points open on the map. Start locations are assigned to teams in sequence, so that 1st team to start gets 1, 2nd gets 2, 3rd gets 3, 4th gets 4. Fifth team to start gets 1 again etc.
And this location will be the only location visible on their map. After visiting the first checkpoint the next question will appear on a map. For team 1 second point is 2, but for team 2 the second point is 3 etc. For team 4 the second point is 1. Players do not actually see the point numbers, they see question difficulties on a map.
Finish will become visible only when all the checkpoints have been visited or when game time runs out (if game time limit is set).