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What We Offer

We work with nonprofits and local governments to create custom Games, Badges, and Challenges.

Games

A game is a set of up to 150 actions and trivia questions related to a specific organization, cause or community that are available for a limited time. Games can last from 2 hours to 30 days and include:

  • Custom badge and prizes
  • Live Activity Feed
  • Leaderboard
  • Badges

    Badges reward players for their accomplishments on the Forward platform. We offer dozens of badges out of the box and also work with nonprofits and cities to create custom badges.

    Challenges

    A challenge is a set of up to 50 actions and trivia questions related to a specific organization, cause or community.
    Challenges are not time-based and can be completed at any point, although some require players to reach a particular Level (1-20) before they unlock.

    Communities (coming fall 2022)

    A community is a private space for members of a city, town or village. Here, players can follow local organizations and find challenges, badges, prizes, and trivia specifically for their community. Players may join a maximum of 2 communities.

    getting started

    Setting up your game

    Follow a step-by-step process for designing, promoting, launching, and running your game with the help our our experienced team.

    1

    Reach out!

    Click "book a game" to share the basic who, what, where, when and why of your game.

    2

    Zoom Meeting

    We'll follow up with a Zoom meeting to answer your questions, demo the platform, and discuss the scope and timeline for your game.

    3

    Training & Game Content

    We'll kick off our project with a workshop to get your staff and volunteers up to speed on the project timeline and our game-builder tool. This is what your team will use to add Trivia and Missions to your game. We also provide templates to support your team with:
    • Starter Challenges & Trivia ideas
    • Social media toolkit & graphics
    • Sample press releases

    4

    Game Launch

    We'll use your content to create a game with timed challenges, smart learning paths, and fun bonuses to keep your community engaged. Our team closely monitors and manually moderates games while they're in progress and will alert you if issues arise. Other than that, sit back and enjoy!

    5

    Announce your Winners

    When the game concludes, we'll let you know who the winners were right away. You'll also get a full engagement report with your game stats, stories, player feedback, and all the media uploaded by your community during the game.

    GAME basics

    With Forward, you get...

    Proven Mechanics

    Players can build teams, climb the leaderboard, follow friends, and see all the action on our live feed. Nothing beats a little friendly competition!

    Game-Based Learning

    Our games are based on decades of research on how great learning happens in games. These principles form the backbone of every game we make.

    Custom Badges & Content

    Give your players a custom badge when they complete your game! (This is great if you want to run a series of games, or an annual game.)

    iOS & Android app

    Players with Apple (iOS) and Android devices can join the game by downloading the game app to their phones.

    Reporting & Analytics

    Understand everything that happened in your game. We offer detailed analytics in an engagement report after your game has concluded.

    Pricing is up to you!

    We've run our games as fundraisers and as free public awareness campaigns. What you charge your players to join your game is completely up to you.

    WORK WITH Experienced GAME DESIGNERS

    Our team will support you every step of the way.

    make it yours

    Customize the following:

    Raise awareness for local organizations and initiatives through Trivia and Photo challenges.

    Drive traffic to local events and festivals with time-based Check-ins.

    Feature local businesses through prize sponsorship

    Highlight public places and historical landmarks with Trivia and Check-ins.

    Create custom badges for your game or cause

    Award arts and innovation grants through competition.