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Features

Have a peek at what makes the Social Scavenger platform special.

We are constantly adding to our leading feature set with the goal of bringing the best experience possible to players and our client partners. If you don't see your dream feature here, don't despair it may simply not be listed. If you have truly custom needs please reach out and let us know. We may have it in the works - or we may just be waiting for an excuse to bump it to the top of our list.

The Experience & Execution

The Social Scavenger platform excels at events of all shapes and sizes. Easily roll out a game on our platform with our branding, inject your branding into our apps, or create your own apps that completely hide the Social Scavenger brand.

  • Build, Buy or Both

    Together we’ll go through everything the game builder enables you to do and then set you free! We can build your game with you, for you, or simply guide you along to make sure you leverage the right features while keeping your game experience focussed.

  • Supporting Services

    The heavy lifting is done in the game build so that players simply click on challenges and see what there is to do, and possibly where and when to do it. They'll never need any technology other than simply downloading the app. 

  • The Live Event

    The monitor area lets you see all of the game happening in real-time and even award bonus points, take down content you don’t like, share content you love and easily access data for reporting. Content and reports can be accessed after your event to further leverage the content your guests will have created for you.

Build Games with a HUGE List of Features

When we add features, we optimize and ensure they make for better player or game builder experience. You’ll have access to all the basic features you’ve come to expect, plus ones you never even imagined. If you have truly custom needs please reach out and let us know. We may have it in the works - or we may just be waiting for an excuse to bump it to the top of our list.

Latest Features

  • In-Game Chat

     

    Like all of our features you can turn this on or off and even jump into the chat as an administrator.  

  • Background Swap

     

    A fun challenge feature that lets you put a green screen behind players after they snap a photo!

  • Highlight Reels

     

    You know what people love doing after the game? Watching a curated video!  But it never has enough of ‘their amazing team’ until now; every team can get their own auto-video!

A Few More Features...

  • White Label

    Brands often want their very own version of Social Scavenger. No problem.

  • Embed Our App

    For clients who want to boost downloads and engagement in their own App, we offer a solution where our App lives inside your App.

  • Live Streams

    Inspire the competition to greater heights as everyone watches the game action unfold on the live stream. Easy to sort by teams or challenges, to sort the contenders from the pretenders.

  • Leaderboards

    Automated leaderboards motivate teams as they watch the competition moving on up. Also a great time saver for game organizers.

  • Location Challenges

    Lock any type of challenge to a location such that it will only unlock when users are in range. Amazing for location based challenges, sponsorships and more.

  • Sharing

    Participants have many options when it comes to getting the content out to the world. On iOS and Android, players can share the content via the standard share sheet. On top of that, the content is saved to their library.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    Involve sponsors in challenges or the App design and content.

  • Advanced Game Builder

    A flexible game builder means whether you are moderating content, or setting up games, the power is at your fingertips.

  • Moderation

    Approve or reject submissions in real time. Brands can ensure nothing goes live without approval.

  • Real-time Management

    Did it start to rain, or do you want to add a new challenge mid game? Control the game live with your laptop or phone.

  • Locked Challenges

    You can lock challenges to first require completion of other challenges, or to require being at a GPS location, or to being near a hidden hardware beacon.

  • Easy Game Play

    Even with so many features, game play is completely streamlined so all players have to do is be creative and have fun.

  • Offline Mode

    Sending your players underground? They can still complete challenges in offline mode.

  • Map Your Adventure

    You choose if you want to include maps, or keep them hidden, showing where challenges were completed.

  • Automated Scoring

    Assign a value to each challenge and let the leaderboard take care of the rest. Want to make points worth 'up to' a certain value? Go for it, and you can also judge content as it comes in.

  • Post Game Follow-ups

    Easy to share content with teams and clients after the event using private live stream links, widgets or full export options.

  • Team Names and Photos

    Users are prompted to create a fun team name and take a team photo before they even start the game.

  • Push Notifications

    Don't just moderate content, let teams know when you love it or hate it with custom messages direct to their device.

  • Customized Live Streams

    If you don't want every piece of content, such as trivia answers or QR codes, displaying on the live stream it's fully in your control.

  • Feature Content

    Make your content marketing really easy with featured streams, sharing only the best of the best.

  • Tablet Support

    Use iPads and other tablet devices to play your games, opening up even more ways for players to connect.

  • Responsive Microsites

    Optimized for both game builders and players, games can be organized and watched on the live stream with tablets, phones or any size browser.

  • Highlight Reels

    We can help you make highlight reels, that mix photos and videos, as the perfect memento of your day.

  • Game Timing

    Give players a set amount of time to complete their game, then choose to accept or reject late submissions. 

  • Challenge Timers

    Set individual challenges to lock/ unlock at a specified date/time - great for multi-day events. Alternatively, set a timer for a particular challenge that doesn't start until the challenge is opened.

  • Rewards

    Reward players with coupons, jokes, bonus clues or other positive achievements. Reward players based on game wide or challenge specific triggers.

  • Clues

    Add a riddle, unlock your story in steps, or add any other new dimension with clues that are hidden until challenges are successfully completed.

  • Hints

    Assist players by adding hints to tough challenges. You can also add a point value to each hint encouraging teamwork and deterring teams from using them too hastily. 

  • Custom Game Branding

    Your game can be fully branded for a company, individual or theme. Full branding means not just a logo, but terms, icons, custom areas and more.

  • Challenge Library

    Unlock our library of challenges from past successful implementations. Search the library by tag, tap a button and it is now part of your game.

  • Custom Stickers

    Branded, personalized or themed stickers can be created for you. Get players interacting and producing photos of themselves with your logo, mascot or otherwise special sticker.

  • Personalized Challenges

    Every challenge can be personalized. Get executives to introduce challenges with a video, integrate vision and mission statements, and test on company or group trivia from the past.

  • Custom Reporting

    Analytics on your mind? Beyond our standard reporting we can work to develop custom reports based on your goals and desired outcomes.

  • Route Markers

    Route markers can be pre-placed physical signs or game builder generated QR codes for check-in. They can also be purely virtual, completed by GPS location.

  • Quantity Limits

    Set limits on how many teams can complete a particular challenge. After the limit is met, the challenge is cut from the list and any additional submissions received are rejected.

Types of Challenges

Unique challenges are at the heart of every game. Some may require hunting down GPS locations, or they might be locked to a QR code hidden on a poster. Others might require photo or video creativity. Whatever the challenge, it’s always the same easy process for players. Read the clue, click a button to complete the challenge and earn points for being awesome.

  • Stickers

     

    Layer fun on to reality. Look through your camera and you could find a new hair style, a funky frame, or any photo booth style sticker that you can dream up.

  • Photos

     

    Pics or it didn't happen.

    A billion photos shared online a day can’t be wrong. Let your players shine with a skill they know all too well.

  • Videos

     

    Put yourself in the directors seat and choreograph the action. Players can really stretch the comfort and creative zone with short videos.

  • Background Swap

     

    A fun challenge feature that lets you put a green screen behind players after they snap a photo! Beach selfie anyone?

  • Trivia

     

    Take the role of Trivia Master by mixing in a few brain teasers. Pair fun facts and figures with educational opportunities.

  • QR Codes

     

    Make your players prove they went to an exact location by tracking down hidden QR codes. Game builder generated, all you have to do is decide where to hide them (i.e. online or IRL). 

  • Multiple Choice

     

    For harder questions, use multiple choice to give the participants a chance at guessing right.

  • Text

     

    Get teams socializing and sharing their thoughts /opinions with free form text submissions. Use prompts such as 'would you rather?' or, have them share something they all have in common. 

Ready To Get Started?

Our experts are ready to work with you to create the best experience possible. Talk with us today.

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