Answers to your Questions
What is the difference between PuzzleMe™ for Publishers and PuzzleMe™ for Consumers?
Use the Publisher option If you already have a crossword puzzle from another source. In this case, we help you run the puzzle online on your site.
Use the Consumer option if you’d like to create a custom puzzle.In this case, someone in your organisation (or even your users) could create puzzles with PuzzleMe and share them with others. The types of games could be crosswords, word searches, or quizzes, The puzzle could also incorporate multimedia.
How do I integrate the PuzzleMe™ platform into a custom CMS?
We deliver the puzzle as an iframe. It is very easy to embed in one of your CMS pages, just as you might embed a YouTube video or a tweet on an article page. It requires no integration with or changes to your CMS.
Do you also supply crosswords for publishers?
Not at the present time. We’re a software company. Use our player to run your daily print puzzle online. If you already have a print puzzle, we can easily import it into our platform, as long as it’s one of the standard formats like .puz or .jpz. We can also help to integrate with your advertising hooks if any so that ads or video pre-roll etc. can be displayed at the appropriate point in the game.
Note: The video ad will come from your site. We can tie into your ads system and give you a call back just before the puzzle picker is loaded.
How does the scoring work?
You get 10 points for each correct word completed. Revealing letters or words will cost you points. For each square you reveal, you lose 1 point(s), but you can still get the 10 points if you get the word right. You get no points for a word if you reveal it entirely. The target time to complete this puzzle is 15 minutes. When you complete the puzzle, you will get a bonus of 15 points for every full minute under the target. There is no penalty for going over the time limit.
Note: Please see the Help section under the hamburger menu at top left of the player for other relevent instructions.
Do you have a model for apps?
Our puzzles are responsive, so they can be played on a mobile web browser. We also have a completely separate product, which is a native iOS version of crosswords (with support for multimedia). But that would be available on a different, software license-based model.
Does your crossword player support Rebus letters and circled squares?
Yes and yes.
Which languages does the platform support?
Our platform supports multiple languages and international character sets. For example, we have had Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese publishers use PuzzleMe. For crosswords, we rely on the user’s device keyboard for letter entry, so your users should have a keyboard that lets them enter the letters.
How to integrate PuzzleMe?
We work with your teams in tech, ads, content and design as needed. Once setup is done, no regular involvement is needed from your side.
PuzzleMe can be up and be running in 3-4 weeks.
Does PuzzleMe allow us to connect it to our paywall?
We would recommend to embed the puzzle in an iframe on a CMS page which is already behind the paywall. That keeps the integration simple.
I am not a crossword expert. How do I use PuzzleMe™ creator?
You don’t have to be a pro to use our PuzzleMe creator. Just type in your questions & answers and click the button ‘Create puzzle’. PuzzleMe does the rest from laying out a grid to providing embed codes, to tracking detailed analytics to enabling social sharing.
Do I need an account to create puzzles?
No, you do not. However, you need to login in order to save your puzzles beyond 30 days. We would recommend you to create an account using your Gmail or Facebook id. Using which you will be able to get the embed code to embed puzzles into your pages. Additionally, you will be able to access all your puzzles and view detailed analytics through your account.
After you create your puzzle, from the preview page, you can select the embed option that will take you to the login page. Just type in your credentials to log in.
How long does it take to embed the crossword in my webpage?
Without any customization, you could create a puzzle, get an embed code and run it on your site in minutes. Once setup is done, we manage the puzzles; no regular involvement is needed from your side.
Can I use your puzzle platform for native advertising?
Yes! Native puzzles can have a theme related to the sponsor. We can help you craft such games.
A crossword game on Pepsi India’s product portfolio. The puzzle showcases all the PepsiCo products that are much loved by Indian youth.
Pepsi Crossword (click on link to see live puzzle)
Can I print my puzzle?
Yes, you can. After you create your puzzle, from the preview page, you can select the print option.