Using The Training Arcade™ Game Authoring Tool

Content Guidelines:

Image specs

  • Jump Splash Screen Company Logo Image - PNG or JPG, 300 x 125 or smaller.
  • Jump Splash Screen Game Logo Image - PNG or JPG, 600 x 250 or smaller.
  • Jump Splash Screen Background Image - PNG or JPG, exactly 1080 x 1920.
  • Match Splash Screen Company Logo Image - PNG or JPG, 600 x 200 or smaller.
  • Match Splash Screen Game Logo Image - PNG or JPG, 1000 x 300 or smaller.
  • Match Splash Screen Background Image - PNG or JPG, exactly 1080 x 1920.
  • Recall & Scramble Splash Screen Company Logo Image - PNG or JPG, 800 x 267 or smaller.
  • Recall & Scramble Splash Screen Game Logo Image - PNG or JPG, 1023 x 191 or smaller.
  • Recall & Scramble Splash Screen Background Image - PNG or JPG, exactly 1920 x 1080.
  • Question Images - For best results, upload an image in a 16:9 ratio. If the image is in a different ratio, the game will scale it down and put letter boxes on the sides.
  • Answer Images - For best results, upload a square image. If the image is not square shaped, the game will scale it down and put letter boxes on the sides.

Audio specs: mp3 files only

Character Limits:

  • Splash Screen Company Name Text: 20 characters
  • Splash Screen Game Title Text: 20 characters
  • Information Popup Title: 25 characters
  • Information Popup Body Text: 295 characters
  • Questions in Jump and Match: 350 if no image uploaded, 175 if image is uploaded.
  • Questions in Recall and Scramble: 350.
  • Letter Scramble Answers: 15 characters.
  • Answers in Jump, Match and Recall: 75 characters.
  • Game Name: 60 characters

How do I create a new game?

Click on the “New Game” tab in the left panel. Fill in your game information on the first tab, then enter 1 or more questions on the Questions tab, then hit “Save”. Saving your game will automatically publish it to the URL listed in the Publish tab.

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What are themes?

Themes are design options to apply to the game. Themes do not affect the functionality of the game, only the aesthetic look.

Selecting a Theme:

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Theme Samples:

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Why can’t I upload an audio file to my question?

Audio files must be MP3s. WAV or other audio files are not supported.

My company logo or game title doesn’t look right on the Splash Screen. What is causing this?

For best results, scale your company logo to 240 x 150 or smaller. The game title should be 600 x 250 or smaller. Any larger will distort the splash screen.

How do I publish my games?

After entering your game info and clicking save, click on the publish tab and copy the URL. This is the URL you can distribute out to users. Any edits you save will automatically be pushed to the live site.

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What is the information pop up?

This is an optional pop up to provide users with additional information. You can put in any special instructions, information on how many questions the user must get right to pass the course, or any context for the game.

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Can I disable the timer on the Jump questions?

Yes, set the timer to 0 and the timer will be disabled.

How do I insert a True/False question?

User the multiple choice question type with only two potential answers, True or False. Then mark True as correct.

Why does my image have black bars around it on the questions and answers?

When uploading an image to a question, to avoid the black bars the image must have a 16:9 ratio. To avoid the black bars on an answer image, use a square shaped image.

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