Have some fun competition during your daily lives by sharing and rating photos of quirky events.
* Capture photos that match the themed categories to acquire points
* Obtain more points for rating peers’ photos
* Achieve SIXers to advance your clout-level for more advantages
* Add friends to favorites and watch their submissions
* Compare your scores at the leaderboard
* Publish SIXers to your social networks
Capture and submit photos of events you witness that represent a game card category. You and your peers rate those photos, and accepted photos are used to get a “SIXer.” Gain points while participating and share your results with your Facebook and Twitter friends.
SixSaw is a social reality game intended to be utilized as a fun method of collecting interesting events as photos and sharing them in a near real-time environment. It’s a bit like a scavenger hunt, except the item list is represented as categories on a game card that resembles a SIX by SIX Bingo card. As a user witnesses events that match any of the thirty-SIX fascinating categories, a photo is taken then submitted and ultimately graded by peers for approval. You, in turn, are expected to reciprocate by rating your peers’ photos. All of these actions acquire points and certain actions can be published to your social networks, should you so choose. However, the fun is when you get a “SIXer” or SIX approved photos in-a-row (diagonal or column) for loads of points. For a variety, there are different themed game cards, as well, that are called halls. The users’ scores can be viewed and compared with others’ within a certain hall or for all halls. Watch the fun your friends are having by adding those users to your favorites list.
SIX covenants of the sovereignty (details below):
I) Game Card & Halls;
II) Submit Photo;
III) Rating & Scores;
IV) Points & Clout;
V) Sign-In / Sign-Up & Log Out; and
SIX) Social Networks.
I) GAME CARD & HALLS. Currently there are four differently themed halls: Music Festival Hall; Shopping; Wedding; and General Hall. A user can con-currently participate in all halls. Each of these halls can have one game card active. From the Halls screen select which halls you’d like to explore. Don’t worry should several halls be of interest, because you can return to any hall at any time without altering your card icons or icons statuses. Once the particular game hall button is tapped, the new randomly generated game card will return thirty-SIX categories from a pool of SIXty-SIX. No one category will appear more than once on any game card. Look the game card over and have a general understanding and lose memory of what categories are displayed. Feel free to tap on any icon square to learn the category name and it’s brief description. For Apple devices, tap on the “Halls” button in the upper left-hand header to return to the Halls screen and use the back button for Android. There you can access the other themed halls. That game card will also be randomly generated. Should you return to a previous game card from the halls screen, the categories and square icon arrangement will remain the same, along with any submitted photo status. See Submit Photo (II). At anytime during your adventures, tap the “Play” tab to return to this area. Under the “Info” tab a user can re-set a game card once a day for the hall you are currently active in, but be aware, that any progress on that game card will be lost and a new random game card will be generated. There is a confirmation pop-up before a re-set is executed, but be certain that you are “in” the card you wish to discard, before re-setting the game card.
II) SUBMIT PHOTO. During your regular day, should you witness one of the events corresponding to a square on your game card, be sure to capture it with a photo. This is available under the “Play” tab. Accomplish this by tapping on the related category square, then by tapping on the “Take picture using camera” button. The native system camera will appear, which is where you will take the photo from. Tap “Use” or “Re-Take” button. The photo can be rotated too, but eventually tap “Submit” when ready. You will be awarded points for submitting a photo, then the game card from the same hall you were in re-appears. Note that the category game card square now has a yellow question mark on it. This is the category status. The question mark indicates that the photo is pending and awaiting approval (or rejection) by your peers. Most of the time photos get rated quickly. To observe if your photo has been approved, tap on the “Re-Load” button in the upper right-hand corner. Otherwise, updating will occur naturally during your play. From this screen you are also able to view the photos you submitted, whether it is approved or pending, by tapping on the icon. Rejected photos will have the yellow question mark replaced with a red X. It is now, however, available for another photo submission, even if the current category square status is rejected and noted with red x.
III) RATING & SCORES. Peers will rate your submitted photos as being reasonably expected compared to the category name and category description. It takes two positive ratings to approve or two negative ratings to reject a submitted photo. The max number of ratings per a photo is three. Points are acquired for every positive rating your photo receives and some points are taken away for a negative rating. See Points & Clout (IV). If approved, the game card icon will now have a green checkmark on it. As a community responsibility, all users are expected to rate others’ submitted photos as being approved or rejected, as often as possible. And, why not? Users get additional points for ratings. Tap on the “Rate” tab, then tap the “thumbs up” button should, in your opinion, the photo adequately represent the category or the “thumbs down” button, if you believe the user missed the idea behind the category, if the photo is not recognizable, or/and if you believe the user is being deceitful (or just outright fake). Don’t fear that another user will retaliate, should you have rejected one of their photos, since users (including yourself) will never know who rated their photos. Peers only know that it was approved or rejected, but not who rated what photos positive or negative. Also, regardless if you rate a submitted photos as approved or rejected you get the same amount of points. This is the area of the game that requires everyone to hold a high level of integrity, so, do your best to do so. This is for the betterment and longevity of the game. Take note that there is not an endless amount of ratings available for you to grade others’ submitted photos. Initially, a new user is gifted free earned ratings to use and to get accustomed to the rating process. All other earned ratings are gained when your submitted photo is approved. As a reminder, there will be a red balloon on the “Rate” tab should there be ratings available. Please be encouraged to rate as quickly and as often as you are able (i.e.: as you receive earned ratings and as the red balloon appears). This will keep the game rolling at the quickest pace and will increase your score sooner. To view your score or other users’ scores, tap on the “Scores” tab. At this tab you can learn the leaders of a specific hall or for all halls. You can view a users’ or your own past and current game cards and the photos submitted for each square. Here is where you can add users to your friend list.
IV) POINTS & CLOUT. Points are gained by completing several activities, including submitting photos, rating photos, and most importantly getting SIXers. SIXer is when there are SIX approved photos on one game card in a row, column, or diagonal. So, now you know why the game is called SixSaw, as in a user saw SIX events. Once SIXer occurs the game card is retired but viewable at the “Scores” tab. See Rating & Scores (III). Following are the actions and associated points for those actions:
Submit Photo 18 points;
Rate A Peers’ Photo 6 points;
Receive Positive Rating 6 points;
Receive Negative Rating -6 points; and
SIXer 66 points.
As a user completes more and more cards by achieving more SIXers, that user increases their clout. There are SIX clout-levels which are listed below, with the number of SIXer achieved required to ascend and the number of earned ratings acquired per approved submitted photos:
Level & Clout Name SIXer s Earned Ratings
I- Lord 0 3;
II- Baron 1 – 3 4;
III- Count 4 – 9 5;
IV- Duke 10 – 19 7;
V- Prince 20 – 39 9; and
SIX- King 40+ 10.
Clout level can be checked under the “Scores” tab. Keep in mind that these critical points achieved, earned ratings rates, and clout-levels can change at any time, for the benefit of the game.
V) SIGN-IN / SIGN-UP & LOG OUT. The first time the game is opened a user is assigned an anonymous name. The user can use this anonymous user name indefinitely and never create a specific username to play as, if they so choose. It’s strongly recommended a username is created, however, so it is easier to connect with friends. To create a non-anonymous username, tap the “Info” tab, then “Sign-up / Sign-in” button. Tap in the Username field, which will prompt the cursor and keypad to appear. Input a Username with between 4 & 15 standard characters, then do the same for the password field. Be sure to remember and/or store this username and password somewhere safe. From this same screen a user can add their hometown and also choose a profile photo from your smartphone’s photo albums. The photo will appear with your user name, points, game history, clout level, and hometown on the “Scores” tab. Once signed in, you will note that the “Info” screen buttons have changed slightly. There is no longer a ”Sign-up / Sign-in” button and there is two new buttons called “Change profile” and “Log Out”. Should you wish to allow another user to play SixSaw on your device, you will need to log out. If they do sign-up, they will need to log-out when done, as well, so you can return as your username. When you return to the “Sign-in / Sign-up” screen fill in the same information and it’s important to place a checkmark in the “Existing User” button. At this time, you can change your hometown and your profile photo, if you like, as well.
SIX) Social Networks. Users can publish to Twitter and/or to Facebook when they achieve a SIXer. Once a SIXer occurs, a pop up will appear that asks if you’d like to share with your friends on these social networks. You’ll of course need your Twitter and/or Facebook credentials to do so, however.