I’ve created a new feature for book games. Occasionally, writers will need the reader to solve some puzzle and write the solution to the puzzle. It can be a mathematical riddle, a key to find, a name to remember, etc.
You can now configure this option. To do so, go to the edit panel of the page. You will see that there is a new section called Page with password. Inside it you can configure that page to ask for a password. You must introduce a text that will be shown above the box where the reader will write the password. You can enter several correct passwords.
Apart from configuring the page, you must also configure the links that go from that page to the other pages. You will see that I have created a section called Page with password in the configuration panel of the links. There you will see that you have the option to mark the link as a password link and also if the link is correct. If you mark the link as correct, if the reader introduces one of the correct passwords, he will automatically be redirected to the page to which this link leads. If you don’t mark it as correct, the writer will be redirected to the link that you have configured if he doesn’t get the password right.
Important, you must configure two links, one with the correct password and the other with the incorrect password. If not the behavior of the game book may NOT BE NORMAL.
I have created an explanatory video where I tell you in detail how it works.
New game monetization options. I’ve added several options that have appeared in conversations that have taken place in the bookgame.me forum. Some more will come, such as specific payment objects.
I explain in detail the new options available:
Resurrect after death
Now, when a character dies, a green button will appear to bring him back to life. To resurrect you must pay 1€.
You can deactivate this option in the monetization options of the gamebook.
Once a reader pays you, you will see that it appears in the summary of income of that purchase.
Watch videos to earn extra coins
In each of the stores, the character will also see a green button that, when clicking it, will display an ad and then win X coins. X is the number you set. By default it is 1 coin. I don’t recommend increasing it more.
This option can also be deactivated and configured in your panel.
The users of the blog mentioned it to me when I asked them about the payment chapters. Now you can set up payment chapters. Before entering that chapter, the readers will have to pay X euros (the ones you establish).
I advise you to do that in secondary missions or alike. And, above all, only use it when you have a gamebook of enough quality. In case of reasonable complaints from the readers, their money will be refunded.
To configure a payment chapter, you must go to the chapter options.
For the moment all these options are available to all users. I might enable some of these options only to Premium writers in the future. Premium writers will be those who are supporting with a monthly fee.
I have added a new configuration section for all registered users. A link will appear in the top user menu. In this section you can perform the following actions:
- Change your username.
- Change your default language.
- Set your user image. I plan to introduce this image in different sections of the website.
- Insert fiscal addresses. This option will be important when you want to collect your rewards. I will need it to generate the self-bill.
In the future I will add more options, for example:
- Delete your user account
- Download your account data
- Miscellaneous statistics