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How to Create a Drive Game for Languages Other Than English

Want to launch a Drive game to a global audience? No problem. Drive games can be created in seven languages besides English:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portugese
  • Spanish

The authoring tool is in English, but content can be input in the language of choice. All player-facing game text will appear in the language you select when you preview or publish your game.

How to choose an alternate language:

  1. Expand the Customize option within left-hand navigation pane, and choose Drive Appearance.
  2. Scroll to Choose Your Game Language.
  3. Use the drop-down menu to select the language in which you want your game to appear to players.
  4. Click SAVE.

Click through the slideshow below to see the steps in action.

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What You Can Customize in Drive

The Knowledge Guru Drive authoring tool allows you to create a Drive game that’s unique to your organization by customizing it with names, logos, registration fields, and more. This article focuses on the look and feel of your Drive game and explains the steps to create a unique Drive experience for your learners.

Customize Your Drive Game

Let’s start with your game name and introductory text. Your players will see this introductory text the first time they log in after your Drive game launches. It typically explains what the game is about and how they will play.

Here are the steps to customize your Drive game name and introductory text:

Quick Steps 

  1. Expand Customize option within left-hand navigation pane, and select Drive Appearance.
  2. Enter the name of your Drive game in the section next to Game Name. Your game name will automatically appear in your introductory text.
  3. Click SAVE.

Choose Colors for Your Drive Game

Every Knowledge Guru Drive game comes with a default color palette. If you want to change that color palette to reflect your organization’s colors and branding, follow this quick tutorial.

Quick Steps

  1. Expand Customize option within left-hand navigation pane, and select Drive Appearance.
  2. In the field labeled Choose the colors for your Drive game, you can customize your Drive game’s branding with three different colors.
  3. Next to Primary Color, enter a color code or click the field to access a color-picker to choose the primary color for your Drive game. Repeat this step for your Secondary and Tertiary colors.
  4. Click SAVE.

The primary color you choose dictates the color for all buttons and user interface elements in your Drive game. The secondary color is the color for headers and user interface elements. The tertiary color is the color for all links in your Drive game.

Click through the slideshow below to see the steps in action.

Swap Out a Logo

Every Knowledge Guru game comes with its own default logo. If you want to change that logo to reflect your company or the game’s name, follow this quick tutorial.

Quick Steps  

  1. Expand the Customize option within left-hand navigation pane, and select Drive Appearance.
  2. Scroll down to the field labeled Splash Screen Logo, and click CHOOSE FILE. Make sure the new image has a correct file size and has the right dimensions as specified. The size limit is 500kb and the recommended dimensions are 600 x 590.
  3. Click OPEN and UPLOAD FILE. You will see your new logo on the splash screen of your Drive game during start up. It will not appear elsewhere in your game.
  4. Click PREVIEW LOGO to preview what your logo looks like.

Create Legal Disclaimers or Notices

Companies often want to include a legal disclaimer when using Drive. This optional text will appear after your splash screen on your Drive game during start up, unless it is left blank.

Follow these steps to insert a legal disclaimer or notice:

Quick Steps

  1. Expand Customize option within left-hand navigation pane, and select Drive Appearance.
  2. Scroll down to the field labeled Legal Text at the bottom of the page and enter your legal disclaimer or notice.
  3. Click SAVE. Your legal text appears on the first login to game only. It does not re-appear thereafter.

Click through the slideshow below to see the steps in action.

For information on how to customize your registration fields, click here. For information on how to select leaderboards, click here.

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How to Select Leaderboards

Leaderboards are a great feature in Drive games that create a fun, competitive environment. You might want to use certain leaderboards for certain instances. For example, if you want to have a company wide competition, you can select leaderboards such as Top 10 for Location, Top Drive to Mastery, or Daily Perfect Scores for Location. If you are holding a competition within your own office, you might want to use the Daily Perfect Scores, Your Rank, or Top Drive to Mastery leaderboards.

Choose to use all the leaderboards (the default) or choose one or two. Be aware that the first custom registration field you have in your game links to a leaderboard. This can be helpful if you want to display results in a leaderboard by location, by team, by role, etc. Click here to learn how to customize your registration fields.

Follow these steps to select leaderboards for your Drive game.

Quick Steps List

  1. Expand Customize option within left-hand navigation pane, and choose Select Leaderboards.
  2. Make sure the leaderboards you want have a check next to them. Uncheck any leaderboards you don’t want to include in your Drive game.
  3. Click SAVE.

Click through the slideshow below to see the steps in action.

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How to Customize Your Registration Fields

When you implement a Knowledge Guru Drive game, you may want to filter your game data by specific criteria – or set up a competition in a specific way. For example, you may want to be able to view game results by team, by location, or by job role. You might want locations to compete against each other or for teams to compete against each other.

To enable either of these things to happen, you need to customize your game’s user registration fields. Here are the steps:

Quick Steps List 

  1. Expand Customize option within left-hand navigation pane, and select Registration Fields.
  2. Under Field 1, type your desired drop-down menu title (such as Team, Role, etc.). Notice that the default name is Location.
  3. Type the menu choices in the values field with one choice per line.
  4. Click SAVE VALUES.

Click through the slideshow below to see the steps in action.

Helpful Tips:

  • Leave the Field Name blank if you want to disable this field throughout your game.
  • Changing these values will not modify existing players in the system, only the options available to new registrations.
  • You can modify the values for existing players in the Manage Players section.