Frequently Asked Questions - Match The Memory
Can I embed a Match The Memory game on my own blog or web site?
We have a pared-down version of the game with simpler colors that you can use to create an iframe embed on your site. The HTML code would look like this:
<iframe src="https://matchthememory.com/simple/gibby2012" width=800 height=600 />
(With your game's URL instead of the gibby2012 game, and whatever size you want)
Can I put a picture on one card and words on its match? What about a vocabulary word on one card, and a definition on the match?
In the "Card Type" section of the card setup screen, choose the option labeled "Text, Picture" -- it has the word "cat" on one card and a picture of a cat on another card.
There's a memory game at https://matchthememory.com/sports that shows this flash-card style of game -- the names of a sport on one card, and the photo showing that sport's equipment on the other card.
Similarly, you could also do a word on one card, and the definition of that word on its match by selecting the "Text A, Text B" Card Type option.
I made a change on my game, but the preview image still looks the same. What should I do?
Sometimes this happens because your browser is aggressively caching the content, even when our server tells it that the images have changed. Or sometimes our system gets bogged down temporarily, and when you refresh later on, the changes have been made. Check back in an hour or so to see if it's still the same.
What do I get when I purchase a game?
If you buy a game, you're just getting access to the area of the site that allows to you create and print a PDF version of the game on your own computer. So you'd make a game of your own, tweak it however you like, then make the purchase. After that, you'd go to the "Purchased Items" area of your account page and click the "Download" link for your game.
Can I play the game without an Internet connection?
You can open the game in a browser before you go offline, then keep it open and play it as many times as you want while you're away from the Internet. Just use the "Start Over" button every time you finish the game, and it will reset the game for you. (Any links to external images or sites won't work, however.)
What happened to your login page?
In late 2014, we replaced the old OpenID login system with a more modern oAuth-based system. We added a few new login options (yay, Facebook and Twitter!) and removed several others. For most people, this will be a seamless transition. You may get a new app authorization screen the first time you log in under the new system, but everything else should be updated automatically.
Most of the deprecated oAuth providers had never been used in our system (anybody ever heard of Vidoop?), but there are a couple dozen people who've signed in on one of these old providers.
Specifically, Wordpress, Blogger, and LiveJournal each had a handful of users who used one of those systems when they created their accounts with us. If you are still part of the Match The Memory, you can log in with one of the more modern providers. We can manually transfer any games and images that you may have created under your old account if you contact us. Just let us know the email addresses of your old account and your new account, and we'll get things switched over.
Why can't I log in?
Sometimes the system gets confused, especially if you use more than one Gmail / Facebook account. Try clearing your cache and cookies and logging in again. Also, you could try logging in using a different browser (i.e. Chrome or Safari if you were using Firefox previously, etc.).
If that doesn't work, we may need to have you use a different authentication service (i.e. Facebook or Yahoo if you were using Google previously) to create a new account and we can transfer any existing games/images you have on your old account to that new account.