Install The App

First, download and install the app for your operating system;

Download for Android Download for iOS

or sign up using the web version;

Web version

Create An Account

After GameBus is installed you can create an account. You can choose to sign up with one of your social media accounts (Google or Facebook) or create a dedicated GameBus account. Here we explain the process of creating a dedicated GameBus account. Select the option CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT then continue with SIGN UP. When creating a new account you have to fill in your fist name, last name, email address and create a password. You will receive a confirmation email in which you have to press the activiation link to activate your account. 

Your Account Settings

When you are finished with the creation of your account you will see a screen where you are asked to answer three questions.

After your first login, fill in the required information on the settings account page in order to get rewarded the correct amount of points for each challenge. Information in your profile will be saved automatically, no further confirmation is needed.

Join A Team

In the app you can join an existing team. To join a team you have to go the Teams page in the app by selecting Teams in the main menu of the app. On the first page you will see the tab MY TEAMS on this page you will see all the teams that you have joined. Standard you have your own team in which only you are a member, this is your private team with which you can participate in challenges that allow a maximum of one team member for their challenge. To find a team to join move to the tab FIND TEAMS.

On that page you can search teams by entering a team name in the search bar. When you have found a team that you like to join, press the JOIN button. The team leader of that specific team will receive a request that you would like to join the team. When the team leader accepts your request you will be part of that team!


Create A New Team

It is also possible to create your own team. In the page Teams from the main menu you see a red/orange plus button on the top. Press that button and you will end up at the page were you can create a new team.

First you have to enter a team name then select the type of team (family, friends, colleagues, neighbours or sport). Having done that you are able to search for people whom you would like to join your team by entering their name (note this should be the name they use for their GameBus account) in the search bar. When you have found and added all the people to your team you have created your own team. The people that you invited to join, still have to accept your invitation before they become member of the team.

Join Challenges

In the app you can participate in a variety of challenges that are active at that moment in time. When selecting Challenges in the main menu of the app will lead you to the page were you can see which challenges you currently participate in.

In that view on the tab NEW all the new challenges are shown, this are challenges that you still can join.

In the tab ACTIVE you can view the challenges that you are currently participating in. The last tab MY CREATIONS is explained at the section create a new challenge on this page.

To join a challenge you simply press the join button at the bottom of the challenge or in the challenge description. After pushing this button you are asked to select a team with which you would like to join this challenge. When there is a cross at the right of the team you cannot join the challenge with this team since the team size does not meet the requirements of the challenge. If there is nothing behind the team you can select it and a check mark will appear at the end and you can confirm at the top that you would like to join the challenge with this team and start scoring points for your team. It is possible to selecte mutiple teams with which you would like to join a challenge.

When you would like get more information about the challenge you can press the READ MORE button at the bottom of the challenge in the tab NEW or ACTIVE. First you can read the description of the challenge, view the minimum and maximum amount of players that a team can consist of.  Below that you can see a table ACTIVITIES AND SCORE POINTS in that table you can see which player type can score which amount of points for each individual activity that is part of the overall challenge. When scrolling even further down a visual of the rewards is shown, that players can win with the particular challenge.

View Active Challenges

In the main menu select Challenges on the tab ACTIVE you can see the challenges that you have joined with one of your teams.

The number in the red circle indicates the number of day that the challenges is still active.

Create A New Challenge

If you would like to challenge yourself or your teams a bit more you can create your own challenges.

Select in the main menu Challenges in that view you see a big red plus button on top which you can push to create your own challenges.

When doing that you arrive at the DEFINE CHALLENGE screen, here you have to enter the name, definition, beginning, deadline, visibility, team size and type of challenge for your own challenge. The last thing you should do is select the team(s) that you would like this challenge to be played with. If you first would like to test the challenge yourself then just select your own team at this stage. When this is all filled in press at the bottom of the screen the SAVE AND GO TO ADD ACTIVITIES button.

This will lead you to the second screen were you can define the challenge rules.

This will lead you to the second screen where you can define the challenge rules.

In there you have to give a name to the rule. This name will also be shown in the overview of activities, therefore it is important to make clear in the name what it is that people can score points with.

The next item that you should chose is how this rule links to the app. In this section you can choose between CogGames, Griddlers, Sports Logging (Strava etc.), Body Logging (Selfcare etc.), TimeTogether, GameBus Base (this app), WeQu and FoodAppy. The next thing you have to select is EVENT when choosing this you select the type of conditions that people should meet to score points. Per player profile you give the amount of points that they can score for this specific activity. Then you define the conditions for this specific rules for this challenge.

Link to app Event (upon completion of)
CogGames CogGames: RedCherry,
CogGames: Catch Fruit,
CogGames: Cross Road,
CogGames: Loud Cross Road,
CogGames: Memory
Griddlers Open Griddlers
Sports Logging (Strava etc.) Tapiriik: Sports Activity
Body Logging (Selfcare etc.) Body Measurement
TimeTogether TimeTogether: Meet with Circle member,
TimeTogether Meet with Elderly from Team
GameBus Base (this app) Social Selfie
Drink Water
Wordfeud
WeQu WeQu Game
FoodAppy Comply to Diet

Register An Activity

In order to score points you can connect to third party apps to monitor your activity unobtrusive or manually put your activities in GameBus. For more information on the connection of third party apps look at the page connecting to GameBus.

To register your activities in the GameBus app itself go to the main menu and select Activities. On top you see an orange bar with the text “Add a new activity manually”, when you press this bar you will see a menu were you can select different activities. Based on what you would like to register you select one of them and fill in the information you would like to register, when having done that click the REGISTER ACTIVITY button at the bottom of the screen. You will go back to your activities overview and will see that your activity is registered there. When you have performed an activity that is part of a challenge this will give you points for that challenge.

Connecting Apps

It is possible to connect a number of external apps to GameBus in the overview below you can see which apps can be connected. The apps can be distributed across three groups physical, social and cognitive.

Cognitive

Cognitive apps that can be connected are Coggames and Griddlers.

Physical

Physical activities can be monitored by devices like a Sony smartwatch, Medisana, Polar, Withings and Fitbit devices. Also apps like Moves, Wahoo fitness, Ghostracer, Endomondo, Runkeeper, Strava, Smashrun, Garmin and Selfcarecan be connected.

Social

TimeTogether is a social app that will unobtrusively monitor when people meet and allow you to score challenge points.

For more information on how to connect these apps look at the connecting page.

Achievements

When you have won a challenge or you would like to check out your achievements, you can find them in the Achievements page of the app. When you join a challenge you will receive a badge that you can view in the achievements tab. When you win a challenge you can also see this here.

Additional Settings

In the settings page there are two tabs one about your account and one about apps.

When first starting to use the app it is important to fill in the information in the account tab since depending on your profile points will be awarded to you for your activities. Information that you fill in this tab will be saved automatically. In the tab apps you can connect to other apps by simply pressing the connect button and then follow the next steps. When you are connected successfully the button will change color from grey to blue.

Retrieve Password

Did you forget your password or you would like to reset your password?

For a GameBus account you can contact the administrator at support@gamebus.eu to request a password reset. For a Google account you should reset your password at your Google account. For a Facebook account you should reset your password at Facebook.

Remove GameBus Account

If you would like to have your GameBus account removed then contact the administrator at support@gamebus.eu.