How much does it cost?

Standard Loquiz pricing is a combination of yearly subscription and usage.  Usage means teams playing your games in your events.

Example

Lets assume you are running a game for 50 participants. You divide them into teams of 5 persons, giving you 10 teams. Each team will play using one device meaning you will spend 10 teams.

Contact us at info@loquiz.com for more information.

What happens if internet connection breaks?

Short answer – nothing will happen. Players will probably not notice it. Game is downloaded to the device when it is started and game continues even if there is no internet connection. Only exception are photos and videos.  Also online results are not updated until internet connection returns.  While we do not recommend it, it is possible to play the game without any internet connection (you still need connection to start a game).

Can I incorporate my complex clues and questions from the paper scavenger hunt that we run?

Most likely! Loquiz supports different question types, media,hints, clues, after-answer comment etc. So most probably there is a way.

We are happy to help you to convert your existing clues onto Loquiz platform.   While we do not guarantee that it is exactly like it was in pen and paper version we usually come up with pretty close conversions that are in many aspects better or easier to run than before.    We will convert one game free of charge.  You can test it out and then decide if it is a keeper or not.   The game will be on your Loquiz account so it is a good base for future game development in your locations.

 

Will games created stay on my account and for how long? How many games can I have?

Yes! and Unlimited!

All the questions and games you create will stay on your account. We do not limit the size of your account so go grazy  🙂

We keep the right to close your account after 3 months of  inactivity. So in case you do not purchase anything within a year and all your purchases are expired  we have the right to terminate the account.  You will get notified of that well before, so do not worry – your questions and games are safe.

We reserve the right to terminate any account that violates the terms of use.

Can I use feet instead of meters?

Yes! Loquiz supports both. Just go to your account in PRO. Find Settings tab, and under Account settings choose what you want to use. Chosen measuring system is now used for all your games.

NB! You need to have administrator rights to access Account Settings.

Can I use my own logo on Loquiz games? How? Where is it displayed?

Yes!

Logo is shown on tablets in the upper right corner of the map. On phones it is hidden to save screen estate. Logo is also shown  under Info text on mobile device and in results pages.

By default Loquiz logo is shown. You can set your own account wide logo by defining URL to logo in Account settings. Finally you can overrun your own logo (if set) or Loquiz logo (if account wide logo is not set) by defining logo for the specific event (Event creation dialogue).  This allows to use client logo or customized logo for specific games.

Can I change the game (locations, questions) when game is on?

No. Game is downloaded onto device when game is started and is not updated unless the game is started again. So if you change the game when somebody is playing it, the changes will only reflect persons starting the game after you have saved your edits.

Game is downloaded to the device to make sure the game works even when  the internet connection is missing.

Why do I need to create an event? Why can’t I just play game I created?

Loquiz allows you to play the same game in several events. All the teams from one event are shown on one table.  Think about this. You have a London game you are running each week. Every week different group is playing. They are playing standard London game but within their company. In Loquiz you do not make a copy of the game. Just create a new event and you are good to go.

What is location radius?

Location is a point. Radius turns this point into an area. When player enters this area, question activates (opens).

By default radius for location specific question is 10 meters (when you set the location in question edit). Default radius for general questions is 15 meters.  The bigger the question radius is, the easier it is to activate it, but the farther away from actual location it might activate.  The smaller the radius is the more difficult it is to activate it (because GPS is inherently inaccurate), but the closer to the actual object the question will open.

In some cases you want to have really big areas for activation (on road locations). You should not make your radius too small. If you need to guide players very close to an object use the pre-clue for that.  Locations with radius  of 5 meters or less are very hard to activate.

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My iPad does not activate any locations what to do?

To open questions (activate locations) your iPad needs to be aware of your current location. This happens through GPS system. Please check the following things:

  1. GPS only works outdoors, please make sure you are outdoors with clear view to the sky.
  2. Please note that WIFI only iPads do not have GPS built in and can not be used for location based games. Check that you are not using Wifi only iPad
  3. Please ensure that your iPad is running iOS 8 or higher
  4. Please open Settings, scroll down to Loquiz and check that Loquiz has Always access to Location. Loquiz should also have access to Photos folder, Camera and Mobile data.

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How can we customize the questions?

You can create 7 types of questions and 6 types of games with Loquiz. You can add pictures, videos and webpages to questions. Also you can fine tune questions by adding timers, hints, custom amount of points, after answer comments.

Can I edit the game when it is ready?

You can change, copy modify all content- questions and games as much as you need. So you might have a working game concept you can modify a bit according to a client or simply change the location to some other place on landscape. Also you can use the same game on as many different events as you need.

How many people should be in a team?

As many as you wish. There is no limit.  It depends bit on devices you use. Larger screen tablets are best to view ina  group of 5-6 people, smartphones 2-3 people. It depends also on the tasks you use in games- puzzles need more watching the screen, some team and photo tasks work better with large team.

Can we save the photos taken during the race and access them afterwards?

Yes, photos are uploaded over data connection live to Results page “Photos” tab and can be accessed during and after the game.  The quality is a bit reduced while uploading to the web. If you wish to make a compilation with super quality photos to the client as an end result, then you will have to grab the pics from devices in the end of the game via USB cable.

How much data volume does a game consume?

Shortly it depends. Game itself is less than 100kB, but if you add photos, videos and webpages to your game it will be several megabytes more.  So if you want to keep it small, try to avoid videos in questions.  Also when talking about upload volumes, game data we are uploading (results, status, etc) is small. In case you are using lot of questions where players answer by taking photos every photo will be uploaded (in case internet connection is there). Photo sizes are reduced for uploading but they are still up to 1Mb in size.

More detailed information about the data volumes can be found here.

What is the game type?

 

Loquiz is built so that you can reuse your questions to build different games for different locations and different occasions. Currently Loquiz has 5 game types that allow you to build game ideas  with very different mechanics. With one game type you can bring numerous game concepts into life.

What is “Public library”?

 

Public library is a collection of questions and games within Loquiz PRO. It is created an maintained by Loquiz team. You can copy questions and games from the library to your account to change, translate and use in your events but you can not change content that is in the library.