How to Add, Edit, or Remove Game Shells

As a System Admin, you have the power to add, edit, or remove game shells. A game shell is a game that does not yet have content in it and hasn’t been made “live.” Every game starts out as an empty shell. Once a Game Author populates the shell and converts it to online status, it becomes a game. As a System Admin, consult with the intended Game Author to determine if the game shell should be for a Quest, Legend, or Drive game.

Follow these steps to add, edit, or remove game shells.

Steps for Creating a Game Shell:

  1. In the System Admin tool, locate the Game Management area.
  3. On the screen that appears, select the Game Author from the drop-down menu.
  4. Create a game name and URL.
  5. Choose a game type (Drive, Quest or Legend).
  6. Click CREATE GAME.

Steps for Editing or Removing a Game Shell:

  1. In the System Admin tool, locate the Game Management area on the Main Menu screen.
  3. Choose which game to edit by selecting a game in the drop-down menu.
  4. Click EDIT GAME.
  5. In the Edit Game Shell section, change the Game Author, name, or URL.
  6. Click UPDATE GAME.
  7. To remove the game, locate the checkbox under Remove this game?
  8. Click REMOVE GAME.
  9. Click YES I AM SURE.

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

How to Create a Game Author and a Legend, Quest, or Drive Game Shell

System administrators create and manage game authors and game shells. If you are not a system administrator, you cannot perform either of these tasks.

Every Knowledge Guru game must have a Game Author associated with it. A Game Author is the individual who creates the game content, customizes the game, and implements the game (e.g. makes it go live). The game author can also access and export game reports that detail player progress, player performance, etc.

To create a Game Author:

  1. Log in to your Knowledge Guru account at:
  2. From the drop-down list of items, select System Administrator or Account Owner. This option should be at the top of the drop-down list.
  3. On the main screen of the System Administration site, select Create New Game Author within the Game Author Management section.
  4. On the screen that appears, enter the game author information and click ADD GAME AUTHOR.

After you have a game author in your system, you can create a game shell and associate the author with the shell. Here’s how:

  1. From the Main Menu, select Create New Game Shell. You will see this option within the Game Management section.
  2. On the screen that appears, choose a game author from the drop-down menu.
  3. Fill in the game name, and game URL.
  4. Choose which game type you want in the drop-down menu (Drive, Quest, or Legend).
  5. Click CREATE GAME.

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