[Feature Deprecated] Gamescope in Zoho Projects

[Feature Deprecated] Gamescope in Zoho Projects

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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Well, yes. That's true! Tiring work, buzzing coffee makers, busy turnstiles , occupied meeting rooms, back-to-back status updates and what not. Your everyday routine need not have to be this hectic. It can be more rewarding. It can be more fun.

Zoho Projects believes in this fact and hence has launched Gamescope - A module that turns every project into an exciting game and boosts the spirit of your team by leaps and bounds.


What is Gamescope?

Gamescope is a new module that is built within Zoho Projects where one can earn rewards for the work completed by them and stay motivated at the workplace. With Gamescope, you can convert any herculean project into an exciting game and make it as interesting as possible. Learn more on  how to configure Gamescope in your portal here .

What can I do with Gamescope?

You can set up new games, create your own squad, customize rewards, declare points for every trophy and badge that you create and so on. Learn more here .

What's a trophy and what's a badge?

  • A trophy is a reward associated with a game. When tasks or bugs are resolved, points keep getting added to your profile. When the game gets over, the players will be ranked and the one with the highest score owns the trophy.
  • Unlike trophy, a badge is a reward that's given to a player as and when tasks or bugs are resolved. A game need not have to be scheduled for a player to win a badge. You can directly set badges for tasks or bugs and keep the ball rolling.


Where do I use a trophy?

Say, you have got just a day to fix all the issues in a project that is scheduled for the upcoming launch. The developers feel the heat and as a manager you need to make the work light in spite of the heat. In such a challenging situation, you can set a game up and add the team members as players and kick-start the game immediately. It's your call to schedule the game either for the whole day or for smaller time intervals.

So, you add a game called Bug Squasher , set your team and start it off. It's that simple. When the game is on, your peers turn into players and work sportively. The faster they fix the issues, the more points they earn. This means the bugs in your project are getting fixed at a much faster rate. At the end of the day, its a win-win situation for both. On one hand you get a bug-free project and on the other hand your team feels positive and accomplished.

Where do I use a badge?

You can use badges when you don't want to create a competition or meet a tight deadline. If you wish to reward your peers on a regular basis and evaluate their performance in the long run, then you can opt to have badges.

Can I schedule a game within a specific project?

No, you cannot add a new game at the project level. Instead, you can set it up at the portal level and set the trophies and badges at the project level. In this way, you can ensure that the players are rewarded at the project level.

How do I set a trophy or a badge for a specific project?

It is possible to set a trophy or a badge for a specific project. When you customize a trophy or a badge, you can set the criteria to match a specific project. Only if the tasks or bugs in that specific project are resolved, those trophies and badges will be rewarded.

To set a trophy at a project level, refer here .

To set a badge at a project level, refer here .

Where can I view the details of trophies and badges earned by me ?

If you have played the game, then you can view your accomplishments at the following places in your portal.

Game scorecard:

  • Click the Gamescope icon and navigate to the Games that are over section.
  • Click on the game that you had participated. This action will show you the scorecard of that particular game along with the list of badges and trophies earned by you and your competitors accordingly.


Project Feed:

Once a trophy is won or a badge is earned, you will be updated accordingly through the project feed.


User Activity stream:

You can view your own profile via View Profile and get to know about the rewards and recognitions earned so far.


Notifications icon:

As and when you win a trophy or a badge, notification pops up like any other notification in your portal.

Note: If you haven't played the game but would like to have a look at the updates of the game then you can always view the Game scorecard or view the player's profile in the user activity stream .

Feel free to send your queries and feedback about Gamescope by commenting below. Game On !


Kiruthika V.

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