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Gametize's Team Feature – Competition vs. Collaboration

Academy Lead
If Gametize games are already fun to play with as individuals, imagine how fun they would be with other players as part of a team. That would be quite a hoot! The Team feature on the Gametize platform serves to allow you, the Admin, to create Teams and assign players to them. The Team feature is best used when there are large groups of players involved in your project.
We wanted to bring Teams to Gametize to make the game experience more robust and inspire both competition and collaboration. With Teams, Players are not only able to collaborate to complete challenges to earn points, but to also compete with other Teams to emerge victorious.
To get you started, learn more about our Team feature with our support articles here.

How does Gametize's Team feature work?

Once you enable Teams on your game, you’ll activate Team components:

1. Team Memberships

This one is simple – an extra button will appear on your game called “Teams”.

Here’s how it will look on the Gametize app:

And here’s how it’ll look on the player web:

 

1. Team Profile Pages

In addition, for the app, you’ll notice an extra icon next to the Inbox/Messaging button, showing your Team avatar.

4. Team Profile Pages

Once you enable Teams on your game, you’ll activate Team components:

3. Team Leaderboards

With Teams activated, you’ll be able to switch the Leaderboard view between Player Leaderboards or Team Leaderboards. The Team Leaderboard takes the average score across the number of Players in the Team.

 

For example, if a Team has 10 Players and:

  • one Player has 1,000 points
  • while the remaining 9 have 0 points

the Team’s score on he Leaderboard is 100 points – 1,000 points/10 Players = 100 points average per Team Meber.

You wouldn’t want to be that one Player in that example where you’re carrying the rest of the Team, right? That’s why we designed the Leaderboard with average scoring – in keeping with driving competition and collaboration with Teams. This means that every Team Player will have to play their part to ensure their Team stays on top of the Leaderboard.

Here are some interesting ways the Team feature can be used

Cool, now you know the mechanics. Now the golden question – when and why should you use the Team feature? Here are some of our suggestions!

During onboarding

If you have a large group of new hires, divide them up into teams and challenge them to work together to complete the challenges assigned to them. Rewards can be awarded to the team as a whole (but on the platform, only 1 may redeem it on behalf of the team).
For example, you can host an office treasure hunt and have the teams compete against time to complete the full game in order to win the ability to choose their cubicles first.

For learning & development programs

If the objective of the game is to learn and remember certain information, what better way than to work together as a team to learn, and to compete against other teams as well? Ensuring that challenges are completed, and that they are completed with accuracy, is a priority for learning games, and this can be achieved together with the team feature, especially with a large group of employees or students.

In events/conferences

With a list of invited guests on hand, you can assign teams to the guests, and engage in a competition during the event. Alternatively, you can add players to pre-made teams upon registration so as to get them to bond and work together during the event itself (e.g. a roundtable event, where guests are split up according to tables, and there are table activities and games hosted during the event).
Got any new and interesting ideas on how to use the team feature? Let us know by commenting below! 🙂
Originally published on 21 December, 2016
Revised 26 February, 2020
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