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FAQ

FAQ

How to Play Games

There are various ways to find a game to play. You can select one of the top games and just go and play it by clicking on it. Alternatively you can scroll down and select one of the categories and select games from there.

If you want to have your scores logged, take part in tournaments or buy any of the power ups, you would need to first register to play.

Registration is free and you will have access to all of the games on the site.

How to Register

Click on the "Register" link in the top right hand corner. This will load the Registration page onto the main screen of the website.

Complete the required details in the applicable fields. Agree to the "Terms & Conditions" and click on the "Submit" key. An email containing your registration details will be sent to you.

If you make a mistake while filling in the form and wish to start again, click the “Reset” button at the bottom.

If you are unable to login, close your browser, open it up and attempt to login again.

Please note that only one email address can be used per user.

How to View Single Player Mini-Game High Scores

There are three different ways you can view the high scores for a specific game.


1. You can click on the "High Scores" button wherever the game is listed on the site.

2. You can click on the "Info" button wherever the game is listed on the site.

3. You can click on the game and then on the "Scores" button right underneath the games screen.

Create or Change a Pivatar

To create a custom Pivatar or change a Pivatar you need to log into your Skillpod account. Once you are logged in you can click on the "Pivatar" tab at the top of the screen.

You can then create and manage your Pivatar by clicking on the "Manage Pivatar" tab.

You would be able to fully customize your Pivatar by changing various facial features, clothing, backgrounds and the way in which the Pivatar poses. Some of the items are available at no cost, while others can be bought using the virtual currency of Skillpod, namely Pods.

How to Change Your Password

To change your password is very easy:

1. Click on the "My Profile" button at the top of the screen.

2. Click on the "Edit Profile Details" button in the middle of the screen.

3. Enter your new password in both of the password fields and click the submit button.

 


Your profile will be updated and in future you can access your account with your new password.

How to Enter a Single Player Mini-Game Tournament for Tokens

First you need to go to the Single Player Mini-Game Tournaments page. You can do this by clicking on the "Tournaments" button at the top of the screen and then click on the "Single Player Mini-Games" link.

You will be taken to a screen and shown all of the current tournaments you would be able to take part in. On this screen you would be able to then see what the cost would be to enter each of the tournaments as well as the respective prices.

To take part in the tournaments you would need to pay a couple of pods, but you can win a great deal more if you place in the top 3.

Once you have selected a game you will need to pay the required amount of pods to start the game.

The tournaments always run for a couple of days after which you will be contacted via e-mail if you achieved one of the top 3 places.

How to Contact Us

You can reach us through the "Contact Us" contact form. A link to the contact form is situated in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Once you have clicked on the link, you will be taken to the page containing the contact form.

Simply fill out the contact form and submit and we will contact you regarding your query.

How to Use the Game Guides

To view the game guides you first need to go to the game you would like to find out more about. Then you need to click on the "Help/Description" button just below the game screen.

How to View Another User's Profile

If you want to view a user's profile you need to be logged in. You would be able to view it wherever you find them on the site. You can view the profiles by clicking on the player's names.

I'm Getting Incomplete Game Screens

First of all, please ensure that you are using the latest versions of Macromedia Flash Player, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. Next, go to Tools at the top of your browser's window, then go to Internet Options, Temporary Internet Files, and click on Settings. About 3/4 of the way down it will say Amount of Disk Space _____MB. Please make sure that this is over 650.

The Game Window Is Not Opening

If you have a pop-up blocker or toolbar installed, this is most likely preventing the game window from opening. To play the game, hold down your "Ctrl" key while you click on the game link.

The Games Site Privacy Policy

We collect personally identifying information during site registration and this information is used to ship you your prizes. We may use such information to fulfill prizes, track compliance with our rules, or for content improvement and feedback purposes.

Each email we send you will include a description of the simple opt out process to enable you to stop receiving future e-mail.

All registrants receive e-mail confirming their registration.

Players e-mail addresses are never posted on the games web site.

What Are Tokens?

Tokens are the official currency of SyfyGames.com. Tokens are also awarded to players for winning tournaments or awarded for special events and promotions. With tokens you can:

- Play Premium Games

- Play Premium High Score Games

- Play Premium Tournaments

- Pimp Your Pivatar

- Challenge Your Friends

- Buy Merchandise (Coming Soon)

How Do I Get Started?

In order to make use of this FREE portal you will need to register with us. Once you have done this you can make use off all of the FREE services.

How Can the Pods Be Used?

Pods are used as currency on Skillpod and there are a number of ways in which you can use these on the site:

a) Certain games (Premium Games) require Pods to be played

b) Many Tournaments have a Pod entry fee

c) You can challenge other players for Pods

d) You can buy Power ups on certain games with your Pods

e) If you want to Pimp your Pivatar, you would need Pods for certain items

f) Soon you'll be able to redeem Pods for merchandise

How Do I Earn Pods?

There are a couple of ways in which you can get your hand on Pods at Skillpod:

a) You receive free Pods, when you register

b) Buy them through your credit card or using Paypal

c) Enter tournaments to win Pods

d) Challenge friends to win Pods

d) When you beat your score on the high score games, you will earn Pods

How to Add Friends

Click on the "Friends/Messages/Gifts" button at the top of the screen.

Once you get to the next screen you need to look under the "Find Friends" section. There are two options you can use for selecting friends.

The first is to find friends who are already registered on Skillpod. You can search for them either by Nickname or E-mail address. Once you have found them you can send them a friend request.

Alternatively you can search for them by going through your e-mail contact list and sending them friend requests. This is done by clicking on the "Import friends from email contacts" button.

How to Send Messages

You can get to the messages screen in one of two ways. You can click on the "Friends/Messages/Gifts" button at the top right of the screen or on the "Messages" button on your control panel.

Once you get to the messages screen, click on the "Compose Message/Send Gift" button.

One the next screen you then need to select a friend to send the message to, add a subject and add your message. You then click on the "Send Message" button to send it to your friend.

How to Read Messages

You can get to your messages in one of two ways. You can either click on the "Messages" button on your control panel or on the "Friends/Messages/Gifts" button at the top of the screen.

You will then be taken to a screen showing your messages. To read a message you can just click on the message. It will open up and you can reply if you want to.

How to Accept or Decline Friend Requests

You would be able to look at your friend requests by clicking on the "Friends" button on the control panel to the right of the screen.

Once you get to the "Friends" screen, you can then choose to accept or decline friend requests by clicking on the respective buttons.

How to Buy Tokens

You can buy Tokens by clicking on the "Buy Tokens" button in your My Profile page.

You would then be able to purchase a variety of Token quantities using either your credit card or Paypal account.

If you click on the "Buy Tokens" button you need to click on the amount you want to purchase and then click on your preferred purchase method. After this you need to click on "continue". You will then be redirected to the payment page to complete the transaction.

How to Challenge a Friend

There are two buttons which will take you to the screen where you can set up a challenge.

You can either click the "Challenges" button at the top of the screen or in your control panel. Then you need to click on the "Create a Challenge" button.

Once you have done this you will be taken to a screen where you can set up the challenge. There are a couple of things you need to select in order for you to challenge a friend:

1. Select the game by choosing first the category and then the game

2. Select which of your friends you want to challenge by clicking on them

3. Enter a personal message if you want to (this is optional)

4. Enter the pod amount you want to challenge them for

5. Click on the "Challenge and Play Game" button


Your friend will then receive the challenge request and you will be sent to the game screen.

How to Setup Your Favorite Games

If you play a game you can select to add it to your "Favorites". This is done when you are on a game screen.

Underneath every game screen there would be an "Add to Favorites" button. You need to click on this button to add it. Once this has been done you would be able to select it at a later stadium again if you want to.

You can then just scroll down a little on any page and you will find your favorites list. It would be in a block showing a list of "Last Played" and "Favorites" games.

How to Accept Challenges

You can check on your challenges by clicking on the "Challenges" button in your control panel to the right of the screen.

Once you have clicked on it, you will be taken to the "Challenges" screen where you would be able to view all of the challenges you have received. You can click on them either to accept or decline a challenge.

How to Win Trophies

Trophies are won in tournaments on Skillpod and they are only open to registered players.

In order to win a trophy you need to achieve one of the top 3 spots in a tournament.

How to Search for Games

Type the game you are in search of in the search field on the right hand side of your screen. Click on the 'Search' button and you search results will be displayed.

You may also press 'Control' and the 'F' key on your keyboard for a search function to appear at the top right of your screen for the finding of words on your current screen.

There is also a 'Recent Searches' search cloud on the bottom left of your screen, reflecting your most recent searches. The text of the games you have searched for the most is displayed larger than the other games text.

Adding Twitter to Your Profile

To add Twitter to your profile, click on the 'My Profile' link in the Control Panel.

Once your profile has opened, click on the 'Sign in with Twitter' button.

You will be navigated to the Twitter website, where you must click on the 'Allow' button.

This will navigate you back to SkillPod's website, where you are immediately able to update your status in the space provided in your profile. Once you have typed in your status, click on the 'Update' button to update your status immediately!

Note that you have to already own an account with Twitter in order to update your Twitter status on SkillPod's website.

How Do Contests Work?

Contests offer you the opportunity to set up mini tournaments that are open to all players. You can create your own contest for any of the games on SyfyGames.com and determine all the variables.

To set up a contest you need to do the following:

1. Go to the Tournaments & Events (Mini-Games) page and click on the appropriate Start button in the Contests & Challenges section on the right of the page.

2. On the following screen you can then select the game you would like the contest to be run for

3. You must then also select the amount of Tokens that you need to use to enter



Once the contest is set up you can go and play the game. You and any other players who wish to participate, then need to pay the entry fee and this goes into the prize pool. The contest would run for 48 hours from the time it was created. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place scores share in the spoils.



You would be able to have a look at the different contests running by clicking on the "Contests" and then "Active user contests". You can take part in any of them if you have enough pods available to pay the entry fee.

How Do Virtual Gifts Work?

You would be able to send your friends on Skillpod Virtual Gifts with any message you send to them. They are available to buy with your Pods and then send on to your friends.

To send a virtual Gift you need to do the following:

1. Click on the "Friends/Messages/Gifts" button at the top of the screen

2. Click on the "Compose Message / Send Gifts" button

3. Just below the message box you can select to add a virtual gift

4. Choose from the selection of virtual gifts and click the "Add" button

5. Select a friend to send it to and click "Send"



If you have received any virtual gifts they would come with messages from friends and will show up in the "My Gifts" section. This section is shown if you click on "Friends/Messages/Gifts".

How Do the Power-ups Work?

There are many games on Skillpod currently that offer players the option to play the games with Power-ups. Games that have Power-ups have (PuP) added after the game name.

There are different Power-ups to choose from for each game and they perform different tasks. You can buy them before starting a game by using your Pods.

In the game you can then select these Power-ups to advance through difficult sections in the games.

What are Pods?

Game Pods are the official currency of Skillpod.com and its affiliates. Game Pods are also awarded to players for winning tournaments or awarded for special events and promotions.

How to Level Up

Players on SyfyGames.com can level up by accumulating score points. You can earn points by doing activities and accomplishing achievements (winning badges):


-Rate game: 2 points per game (max 20 per day)

-Play any game a consecutive day: 2 points per game

-Give a gift: 1 point per gift (max 2 per day)

-Send a friend request: 1 point per invite (max 5 per day)

-Making 5 friends: 100 points (one time)

-Win a Single Player tournament: 10 points per tournament

-Play 5 Single Player games: 50 points (one time)

-Play 5 MMO/Multiplayer games: 100 points (one time)

-Play any MMO/Multiplayer game 7 days straight: 50 points per game (one time)

-Play any MMO/Multiplayer game 30 days straight: 200 points per game (one time)

-Play any MMO/Multiplayer game 90 days straight: 750 points per game (one time)

-Log into SyfyGames.com 365 days straight: 3000 points (one time)