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|GET STARTED||Start by logging in. Click [Play Live] to find secrets near you now. Click [Explore] to explore any community by map.|
|GPS/LOCATION SERVICES||Must be turned on to detect secrets. Learn How|
|HOW||Explore the Map to find secrets. When in Live Mode, the game will show you pictures of any secrets nearby (usually within about 100 feet). Click a secret to answer it's question. Get points for correct answers.|
|CREATE||Add your own secrets to the game at any time. Secrets are a combination of a picture, a question and an answer. When creating a secret, the answer must not be in the picture.
Find the answer first, then take a picture of something nearby and add your question.
|GPS FOR PHOTOS||The current location is attached to your photo. Always take the photo while you are on-site, never at home, as you don't want people visiting you!|
|WHAT MAKES A GOOD QUESTION AND ANSWER?||Look around and find something that has letters and/or numbers, or something that can be described with a single word or two.
Be sneaky. Zoom in on words to keep the answer out of the picture. The answer must be visible nearby the picture location.
NOTE: You can supply multiple (comma-separated) answers.
NOTE: The secret object must be permanent - ask yourself if the object will not be there in a few weeks. If so, don't use it as the secret.
Examples of answers: House numbers. Street numbers. Words on signs. Statues, sculptures and permanent artwork. Fixtures like meters. Things with serial numbers. Words just out of sight in your picture.
|POINTS||There is a range of points for secrets from 10 to 50. If the answer is simple, give your question 10 points. Otherwise, give suitable points based on complexity.|
|WHY ZOOM NOT CENTERED||When you click or double click the map, the centerpoint will be the middle GeoHash, often surrounded by its neighbours.|
|WHAT ARE GEOHASHES?||GeoHashes are rectangular areas on a map that contain secrets. They are similar to geofences. We use geohashes of approximately 30 metres in live mode, except if within a mall or inside area, in which case we use 150 metres (since GPS doesn't work well inside).|
|EXAMPLES OF REAL QUESTIONS?||Use the map and visit the Toronto Ontario area. Examine the secrets to get a sense of the questions.|
|INVOLVE YOUR BUSINESS||Add a picture that is next to your business along with an engaging question to get people to come into your premises.|
Do create your own new secrets in your community - this encourages others to participate frequently. Do involve your business with a photo and question that entices people to come into your store or restaurant.
Don't create secrets from home - all pictures are automatically encoded with your current location, so you don't want people to come to your front door to look for your secret.
[ Skillage in the Village ]
255 secrets and/or artifacts await you.
Check for [Prizes]. Check the [Scoreboard].
To answer some questions from home, press [Play From Home] and choose red-bordered secrets.
To find approximate secret locations, click [Neighbourhoods] and use the map.
Tap [+] or [-] to zoom your search area. Flags are destinations. Squares indicate boundaries of secret locations.
Many artifacts are not associated with a question - just collect them for points as they randomly appear.
This web app checks for new secrets every time you move into a new area (usually every 30 metres) or every 30 seconds.
IMPORTANT:Your device must have Location Services turned on. Learn How.
LOCATION SERVICES MUST BE ACTIVE!
This is a web app - do not use the browser arrows - just use the buttons.
You can only answer this secret when it is near you.
Press [30m] or [100m] button to show nearby secrets!