This is the end of 2010, this is also the beginning of 2011.
2011 will be a great year as long as we have you aside.
SurveyPie team wish you a Happy New Year! See you all in 2011!
Although we prefer to call SurveyPie a “professional online survey creator”, it doesn’t mean you can’t use it for fun. In fact, with a little bit imagination, you can make small adventure games (AVG) using SurveyPie.
Step 1: Find or write a script attractive to players.
For example, I wrote a short script about rescuing kitty. You play a role who’s trying to find his/her little pet cat on Christmas Eve.
Story background: It’s Christmas Eve tonight, but my cat Kitty is missing! She’s so young and it’s snowing heavily outside, I must find her immediately!
Step 2: Slip your script into several scenes with different choices.
These choices will decide how the story goes when playing. For example, my first scene is:
I’m standing in the living room, where should I go to find Kitty?
C. Down to basement.
Step 3: Login to SurveyPie and start creating scenes based on your story.
On the survey edit panel, give your small AVG a title and a short description about the story background. Then add a new page to set up your first scene. Make sure you put each scene on a different page.
Step 4: Add logic to your questions, so each choice leads to a different result.
Open Logic edit panel, choose a question to start adding logic rules.
Step 5: Make your game look nice by changing themes.
Open Theme panel, choose from SurveyPie default themes or add your custom background images.
Step 6: All done! Send it out to your friends to invite them to play!
Quite easy isn’t it? You can now make your own little adventure game to play with your friends! Try it out now by login to SurveyPie! See how my game in action here: http://www.surveypie.com/survey157
Make sure you get yourself a great holiday, you deserve it!
So do we!
Three weeks ago, we launched our new website and latest system, v3.0 beta. We also brought in a new account type called “Pay-as-you-go” (PAYG). As it’s totally new, we received some enquiries towards the benefits of this PAYG account. Here I’m going to explain it in details.
If you’ve used any other similar web survey tools before, you may know they usually charge your credit card on a monthly basis until you call it off on your end. For infrequent users who conduct no more than 1 survey a month, this is quite expensive and inconvenient. So we introduced this PAYG account especially for infrequent users like students, SOHO and non-profit organizations.
Generally, our PAYG account is the same as “Basic account” on other survey website. It’s totally free and will never expire. In contrast, you get a chance to use pro features without upgrading your account to a Monthly or Quarterly (or whatever length) plan here!
There are 6 pro features that most of our users don’t need to use. When and only when you decide to use a pro feature, you “Enable” this particular feature on one of your surveys. Enabling a pro feature costs you coins you earned or purchased at our website. I’m not going to explain coins or payments here. If you need to know more, please visit our Help Centre at http://www.surveypie.com/help/index.html
So let’s sum up. If you are an infrequent user who creates less than one survey a month, we highly recommend you to use our PAYG account. You save up to $15 a month here (less than 1 survey a month, with all pro features enabled)!
Xmas’s coming! What’s your plan for this big holiday? Are you staying home with your family, or are you going out somewhere with your friends? For those who haven’t made up your mind yet, why don’t you try setting up a survey to collect opinions from your friends (like the example given below)? You can always get fresh ideas from others.
To go with holiday scenes, we’ve designed some very pretty survey skins for you. Make sure your surveys look beautiful during Xmas as you do!
To load a theme to your survey, go to edit panel and click on Themes tab. Find your preferred theme in the list and click on it. Wait a while for the theme to load, and don’t forget to save before continue!
You can see the first theme in action here: http://www.surveypie.com/survey134
It’s almost the end of 2010, we’d love to thank you all for being with SurveyPie for another year!
The new SurveyPie v3.0 has already been online for almost 2 weeks, how do you find it? Is it better than before? Does it meet your expectations? We want to hear your opinions!
All SurveyPie users are invited to join our user satisfaction survey. For those who finish this survey by 23:59 Jan 31st 2011 (GMT), we’ll grant you 250 SurveyPie coins to use at our website. That’s $2.5 worth of coins!
By the way, we will release some reeeally pretty Xmas survey themes next week, they’ll sure make your Xmas surveys look nice & sound. Don’t miss out!
SurveyPie User Satisfaction Survey: http://www.surveypie.com/survey130