Frequently Asked Questions
I do not think anyone in my area uses this app?
GameFor has had almost 40,000 downloads in the first year of its launch. While there are some areas that still have a limited user base, usually when this happens it is because the users in your area are not actively posting events or LFPs. We do not show any other information about you to other users, so without direct activity an area can look quiet. We suggest posting an event/lfp, starting a group or letting your local store know that you are using the app to help increase the usage in your area.
Why can’t I host an event someplace other than a game store?
Starting in release 3.0, groups have this feature available. Individual access will be coming in a later release.
I found a bug in the app. What should I do?
Bugs are frustrating and we want to stamp them out. If you find a bug or a problem in the app, please give us a detailed description of how to make it happen, what smartphone you’re using, and which OS version at email@example.com and we’ll try and crush it.
Will you have support for older devices or the web?
Current you can view most items on the web version. More functionality will continue to roll out in 2019.
How much does GameFor cost?
GameFor is FREE to use for players, groups and stores. We do use advertisements to offset costs but attempt to do this with minimal personal data shared or used. We may offer a way to disable ads for in return for a subscription fee in the future.
I don’t see my local store listed in here. Why?
We tried to pre-enter as many game stores as we could find into our store database from the get, but we’re sure we might have missed some. Either let us know about the store at firstname.lastname@example.org or have your local store contact us directly at that address. You can also use this email if a store listed is no longer in business or has moved.
Why am I only seeing distance in Miles?
The default setting is set on our locale, but if you are seeing the incorrect type, you can modify it under settings inside the app.
Why does the app need Bluetooth access for friends?
Continuing with our effort to request as little information from you as possible, our contact sharing uses local Bluetooth beacon when you click to Add a contact to locate other contacts nearby without sending your location to our servers. If you are not actively scanning for a contact, Bluetooth is not being used by the GameFor app.
Is there functionality for gaming groups and clubs?
Yes. Starting in 3.0 there is full functionality to support Groups and Clubs.
I am a store owner, and I want access to add events for my store and fill out my store information, what do I do?
Go to our store portal and register for a FREE account - https://iamgamefor.com/stores/register. Our staff will have you verify your ownership and provide you free access to our Store Portal. From here you will be able to manage your store listing, store hours, events, reply to messages from users and other features.
What does BGM, RPG, CCG and WAR mean?
These are used to denote the four major genres of the tabletop gaming community. These should help you to more quickly identify with the types of events and players that you are interested in finding in the app:
- BGM – Board Games (i.e. Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, etc.)
- RPG – Role Playing (i.e. Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Shadowrun, etc.)
- CCG – Collectible Card Games (i.e. Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, etc.)
- WAR – Wargaming/Miniatures (i.e. Warhammer 40K, Age of Sigmar, Gaslands, etc.)
Will this app be translated into language X?
We will be offering translations in the future. Languages will be based on user demand and ability to get translations in that language into the app. If you have a specific request or would like to test one of our translations for us, please contact us directly at email@example.com.
How do I report harassment in the app?
We take harassment very seriously. Currently, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org and give us as much information as possible, and we’ll investigate and take care of it. Very soon, we’ll be implementing the ability to block and report users directly in the app.
I have an idea for a new feature. What should I do?
We love feedback from our community. If you have an idea for a new feature or how to change a current one, or just want to let us know what you think of the app, send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll take a look.
These events don’t seem to actually be for the area around me. What’s wrong?
You might have the wrong ZIP or postal code in your profile. Either turn Location Services on in your smartphone for the GameFor app, or go into ‘Settings & Preferences’ in the GameFor menu and set your postal code or city name manually there.
Can I see who has RSVP’d to my event?
You can if you are running a group event. RSVPs for everyone will be coming soon. Currently the benefit to marking an event as “I’m Going!” is that you get a visual reminder that you’re planning to attend it, and it’ll show up in your list of Events in your “My Profile” section. Soon hosts will be able to see RSVP lists and users will be able to see their friends that are attending events near them.
I’m going to visit a different area for awhile. How do I look at events and stores near that area?
If you have Location Services turned on for GameFor on your smartphone, you should automatically see events in that area when you get there. However, if you want to plan ahead, you can go to ‘Settings & Preferences’ in the menu and set the postal code or city name of the area you’ll be traveling to so you can see events and stores in the area before you go.
What’s the benefit to “favoriting” a game store?
You will not only be able to navigate to the store information easily on the Store Finder section of the app, but you will be notified of new events created by that store.
How can I share the app with others?
On iOS you can select “Share” in the main menu and then share the link to our website (which has links to both the iOS and Android versions) via text, email, and other messenger platforms. On Android, go to your “My Profile” page and select “Invite Players Via Social Media” in the upper right menu. And as always, you could just tell them about www.iamgamefor.com and they’ll be able to find the links to the two app stores there. We have also added the ability to share a specific event, club or store directly from the app. Use the menu on those detail pages and click on "Share". This will take other users of the app directly to that section or will allow them to choose to download the app.
Who’s making this app, anyway?
We’re Milk Can Dev & Design Studio, and we’re a small mobile app development and design studio in Appleton, Wisconsin. We build apps for a living for clients, but we’re tabletop gamers, too. This is a project we’ve been developing and researching on the side since late 2015, and we hope you like it.