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How to Add, Edit, or Remove Game Shells

As a System Administrator, 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 Administrator tool, click GAME SHELLS left-hand menu .
  2. Click CREATE NEW GAME SHELL.
  3. First, select the game type you want to create.
  4. Select the Game Author from the drop-down menu.
  5. Create a game name and URL.
  6. Choose a game type (Drive, Quest or Legend).
  7. Click CREATE GAME SHELL.

Steps for Editing or Removing a Game Shell:

  1. In the System Administrator tool, click GAME SHELLS in the left-hand menu.
  2. Click EDIT GAME SHELLS.
  3. Select a game from the list, then click EDIT GAME SHELL.
  4. In the Edit Game Shell section, change the Game Author, name, or URL.
  5. Click UPDATE GAME.
  6. To remove the game, click EDIT GAME SHELLS in the left-hand menu.
  7. Choose a game from the list, then click the REMOVE GAME button.
  8. Click REMOVE when the popup appears.

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: theknowledgeguru.com/login/
  2. Select your company from the game list. If you have no games, you will automatically be logged into your system administrator account.
  3. Select GAME AUTHORS/CREATE GAME AUTHOR from the left-hand menu.
  4. On the screen that appears, enter the game author information and click CREATE 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 left-hand menu, select GAME SHELLS/CREATE GAME SHELL.
  2. On the screen that appears, choose the game type you want to create.
  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 SHELL.

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