What is Palayga?
Palayga is an outdoor game and adventure that challenges your wit to solve clues about your surroundings while fending off challenges from other participants.
What is Clue?
A video, voice, text or image based piece of information designed to help you determine the location of the checkpoint.
What is Checkpoint?
Checkpoints are the destinations or locations you must reach during a palayga to progress towards the finish. All Palaygas require a minimum of 3 checkpoints.
How do I create a Palayga?
Click create from the main map screen. Then set a starting point by holding your finger for two seconds on the desired starting location. Add the description, name, and a starting image. Next add your first checkpoint just as you added the starting location. You must have a minimum of 3 checkpoints to add a save a Palayga. Decide when to finish and select the flag for indicating the final checkpoint. Now add the start time and support information for the Palayga.
Can I join a Palayga I created?
Not as the same user. You may as a different user but it is not recommended if you are making a competitive Palayga.
Can I invite others to join a Palayga I created?
Yes, you will have the option to invite others via email and sharing.
What happens if I accidentally exit the Palayga app during a Palayga?
You can rejoin and the app will pick back up where you left off.
Any recommendations for creating a Palayga?
It is recommended to find a safe location for the participants. To make the Palayga fun use different types of clues. Use the web app to edit the Palayga and provide more content later if necessary. Try out the Palayga yourself to ensure it is fun before inviting others.
Can I restart or recreate a Palayga that has already been run?
Yes you can. You can find a previously run Palayga and then click restart. This will allow you to rename and reschedule that Palayga.
What is a Roadblock?
A Roadblock is a challenge you can send fellow Palayga players to delay them and allow you to catch up.
What is a Detour?
A Detour is a challenge that forces a Palayga player to trace his or her steps backwards until the app tells them they can proceed forward again. This is a delay tactic to help you catch up.
What is a Block?
If you receive a challenge during a Palayga you will be allow to block or accept the challenge. Blocking the challenge will allow you to continue without being delayed. However careful how you use your blocks as you don't get very many. You need to plan out how best to use your blocks.
What is Stealth mode?
Stealth mode is a super block. This will block all challenges that were sent to you during a checkpoint. Very few Stealth modes are allowed during game play so plan ahead on how you want to use this feature.
What does "Palayga" mean?
Palayga has no true meaning however was derived from the word Palega which means "to move" and just happens to be the main objective of this app. We want people moving and enjoying their surroundings.
How do I find a Palayga near me?
There are several options. The easiest is when you launch the app you will see all Palayga's near you plotted on the main map screen. Here you can select one and join it. The Palayga radius is configurable and in the users profile. The Palayga radius is the distance a player is willing to travel to participate in a Palayga. Second you can click the Join button on the main map screen and see the public Palayga's near you as well as search for Palayga's.
What are some tips to making a great Palayga?
If possible, immerse yourself in the Palayga as you create it. This will help you get a feel for the user experience. Determine how hard or easy the Palayga will be and be consistent. Mix up the type of clues used. Don't always use the same clues. Make it fun and challenging.
How can I hear about Palayga's near me?
Currently the user can hear about Palayga's from other users that either share a Palayga or invite them to a Palayga.
What if I don't know what the clue is or where to go?
The first clue is designed to give the player a hint on where to go. There are 3 clues to each checkpoint. The final clue will give the user the address as well as information on where they are supposed to go.
What is the target symbol that changes colors?
This is a direction indicator. When it is gray you are not close or going the wrong way. Red, yellow and green indicate you are closing in on the location. Green means you are really close.
How can I invite my friends or share information about the Palayga?
If you are creating a Palayga you will have the option to invite others once you save the Palayga. If you have joined a Palayga you will be able to share the Palayga with friends by social media, email, sms, and more.
What if I say no to a clue and can't find where I am supposed to go?
You can click the menu icon and select "Next Clue" This will give you the next clue and help you find your destination.
How does Palayga work?
The Palayga app starts a user off at a location with 1 clue designed to help guide them to the first checkpoint. If the user is stumped they can request a second clue. If still stumped a third clue will reveal the actual location of the checkpoint on the map in the app. This flow repeats until the user reaches the finish. If multiple participants are playing the game then challenges can be used. Participants have the option to send Roadblocks and Detours to other participants during the game play. This will delay the recipient and allow the sender to continue to advance.