3.2. Build a scenario

The scenario is the heart of your simulation. This is where you will create your story-line and interact with users by asking them to make decisions.

To create a scenario, you need to get familiar with 3 principles:

Steps:

A scenario is composed out of multiple steps. As we have seen earlier (refer to chapter…) there are different types of steps, and each one of them has its own purpose.
To bring your scenario to life you need to break it into steps, thinking of a step as a different page/interaction being displayed to the user.
Each step can be customized with text, an image or a video and specific settings related to the type of step used. Please refer to this chapter to customize a step.

Creating your steps is the first part of building your scenario. Once you have your steps, you need to link them together in order to create a scenario path.

Scenario Path:

The scenario path is the “line”, the “decision tree” that links steps together and that draws the story that will be displayed to the user.
Each step will be displayed following the scenario path order you have defined. This path is clearly displayed in your “Scenario” tab by lines linking your steps. Please refer to this chapter to learn how to link steps together.

To allow you more flexibility in your scenario path, Qigu Play enables you to set conditions on each link you create between steps, which makes it possible for you to create scenario paths tailored to users’ decisions.

Conditions of step activation:

Each path can be ruled by one or multiple conditions that will allow a step to be displayed or not.
Conditions can be based on:

  • Decisions taken by the users. i.e: only display this step if the user answered “Option A”.
  • The user’s score. i.e: only display this step if the user has a score above 50.
  • The state of other steps. i.e: only display this step if the step n°7 has already been viewed.
  • Using these conditions will allow you to create dynamic and interactive scenarios closest to every real-life situation or story you want to recreate.

And thanks to the live preview, you can see directly the results on our example.

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