Welcome to the official instruction manual for the GeekTrains™ game. On this page you will find the information to get started with playing.
In this section we explain the possibility to store your game progress within a personal account. This gives you to ability to continue at a later time and/or on another device where you have left of. With an account you can also be eligable for competing in the Leaderboards.
You can still play the game without an account though. Basic scoring features remain possible like your own fastest times and high scores for level. But your progress won't be stored at our servers and you cannot get listed in the Leaderboards. Also when you close your browser or delete your device cache, your local stored progress and scores may be wiped as well.
Only people of a certain age are eligible for creating and using an account. Children who are under a certain age require consent from their parents (family account).
The first thing to do when you want to store your game progress and compete on the leaderboards is to create a login.
Fill in a valid personal e-mail address that you have access to.
Pro tip: Use the same e-mail address that you use for other game services like Facebook Games, the Google Play Store, the Windows App Store or XBOX Live. This way you'll be able to later ease the login process by connecting your GeekTrains account with your existing account with one of these other services.
Choose a password that you can remember but haven't used anywhere else.
Type the password again in the repeat password box. This is to prevent accidental typo's.
When all fields are filled in, press the Register button on the form.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail about the registration of your login.
If you don't receive an e-mail within 5 minutes, then please check your Junk Mail or Spam folder as well. Also, if you already have a login for this e-mail address, then you won't receive a registration e-mail again.
Congratulations! You now have created a login.
Your created login will be first reviewed by our staff. Once approved, you can continue with setting up your User Account.
The Login gives you access to create your User Account. The User Account is personal and cannot be transferred to someone else. It contains personal details like your First and Last name, your Birthdate, your preferred Language and the Country you live in.
If you have not already done so, Login with your credentials chosen from the previous section on creating a Login.
Because there is no User account created yet, you will be asked to create an User Account.
Fill in your (real) First and Last name. You can choose a Player tag later on but not here.
Don't worry, your name will be kept private with us. The Player tag you will choose later will be the one publically used on Leaderboards and Achievements and such.
Pro tip: Make sure you fill in your correct full First and Last name(s). We will need these details to exactly match the name stated on any identity document you have, in case you want to restore lost access to your account.
Specify your Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD), which we need to keep for legal reasons.
Don't worry, your Date of Birth will be kept private with us. Other Players won't see your Age or Date of Birth.
If you are too young according to our Terms & Conditions, you'll may be asked for Parent consent or your User account may be blocked until you have reached our minimum accepted age. Also if you want to make use of paid services (like In Game Purchases), your Date of Birth is required as well.
Pro tip: Make sure you fill in your correct Date of Birth. We will need these details to exactly match the Date of Birth stated on any identity document you have, in case you want to restore lost access to your account. We will need these details as well when you want to unlock age-restricted features in the game.
Select the Country from the list that you live in.
This field may be prefilled with the Country you are currently visiting our website from (based on your physical location or IP address). You can change the suggested Country now when needed.
You'll automatically join any Country specific competitions and Leaderboards. So if you cannot beat a certain World Record Leaderboard position, you might still have a chance to beat your Country Record Leaderboard.
Pro tip: Make sure you fill in the country that you live in or was born in. We will need these details to exactly match the country stated on any identity document you have, in case you want to restore lost access to your account.
Choose a (preferred) Language.
This setting is used to translate some parts of the website and game to the chosen Language. It will also be visible to other Players so you know what Language to speak when you want to chat with another Player. You can change this setting later.
This field may be preset to the default Language of your webbrowser or device. You can change the suggested Language now when needed.
Press Create button to create the User Account and connect it to your Login.
Congratulations! You now have created and connected an User account to your Login.
In the next and final step, you'll create your public Player Profile.
Any high score, best times, Achievements, purchased Virtual Game Items and Leaderboards rankings are stored into your public Player Profile. So now you need to finalize your account creation by setting your Player Profile.
If you have not already done so, Login with your credentials chosen from the first section on creating a Login.
Then navigate to your User Account from the second section on creating an User Account.
Because there is no public Player Profile created yet, you will be asked to create a public Player Profile.
Type in a desired Player Name (also called a Gamer Tag). The Player Name is limited to about 15 visible characters and may not contain spaces or non-standard characters.
You can type in any Player Name you want, given that the desired name is not already taken by someone else. Also, a Player Name may not contain bad, political, sensitive, trademarked or offensive words. Violation of the Player Name policy may result in permanent account closure.
This field may be preset to an owned/verified domain or business name that you have used while signing up for the login. You can change the suggested Player Name now when needed.
Choose a desired Player Avatar image. The image size is limited to 1080 pixels on both sides.
You can choose any Player Avatar image you legally own the rights to use on, given that the desired image looks enough different to any other player's avatar images. Also, a Player Avatar may not contain bad, political, sensitive, trademarked, pirated or offensive graphical content. Violation of the Player Avatar policy may result in permanent account closure.
This field may be preset to an image automatically taken from an owned/verified domain or business name that you have used while signing up for the login. You can change the suggested Avatar Image now when needed.
Click 'Create Player Profile' button on the form to complete the creation of your public Player Profile.
Congratulations! Now you have set up your Player Profile, you can start playing the game with your progress stored.
Go to your Achievements.
Go to the Leaderboards.