How to create a Puzzle Game

Create awesome embeddable interactive jigsaw puzzles. Interacty Puzzle Maker allows you to create branded puzzles with timer or countdown. Add a leaderboard and have a puzzle-solving competition.

Learn to create a Puzzle Game with this video tutorial:

Create a template

Sign in to your profile on To create a Puzzle, click Template Gallery or Create button.

Interacty profile page

Select Puzzle.

Creating a Puzzle on Interacty

Select the template you like from the list by clicking the Edit (1). The Preview (2) button will allow you to preview the template.

Creating an online puzzle on Interacty

Template Editing

The editor allows you to efficiently and quickly set up your test settings. Click the Edit Content button to get started.

Editing your puzzle on Interacty

Puzzle-crossword consists of 2 parts. Description of questions and the puzzle itself. First, decide on the size of the puzzle and questions. The default size is 2x2, 4x4 or 6x6. Be careful, the answers for the crossword must be within these sizes. For example 6x6 size means the length of the word is no more than 6 characters.

Setting up the puzzle on Interacty

Write your questions in a text block.

Changing a text on Interacty

In the puzzle settings, select the required field size, and upload your image. To replace the image, use the Change button.

Adding an image to your puzzle on Interacty

There are 2 ways to upload a new image. Directly from your computer or using the Unsplash Library.

My Library - Images you previously used in other templates. They can be downloaded from Unsplash or from your computer. To add an image from your device, click Upload Media.

Interacty image library

Unsplash Library - Direct access to the Unsplash stock photo service. Enter a subject into the search and select the image you like. Click Place Image.

Interacty free image library

For the Puzzle template, we recommend you to prepare images in advance according to the color style and upload them through My Library.

Then, go to the Final Screen section and enter an encouraging phrase or an interesting fact in the text field. So for the puzzle player, this moment will serve as a sign that he has completed the task!

Setting up the final screen for puzzle on Interacty

When you've finished making changes, click Save.

Saving puzzle on Interacty


Additional features

You can use the Timer to assign a reward for completing. To do this, click on the timer icon inside the puzzle block.

Set gamification for puzzle on Interacty

The timer will be automatically selected in the menu on the right. In this position, the timer will simply fix the speed of the puzzle. Click Show stars on result page. Enter intermediate values ​​for which the player will receive a certain number of stars. For example 15 seconds - 3 stars, 30 seconds - 2 stars and so on.

Show stars on result page option on Interacty

You can also use the timer feature to add a time limit to your playthrough. To do this, click on the timer icon inside the puzzle block. The Timer will automatically be selected in the menu on the right. Select the Countdown icon and enter a time limit in seconds. For example 60 seconds.

Adding a countdown timer to a puzzle game block on Interacty

Optionally, add a Time Out page.

Setting up time is up page for puzzle block on Interacty

The page will appear when the player runs out of time, but he did not have time to complete the puzzle. Add an encouraging message and encourage the user to go through the puzzle again. When you're done, click Save.

Save gamification settings for a puzzle on Interacty

Save and Share

Click the Preview and evaluate the current state of your project.

Puzzle preview on Interacty

Try your slideshow and don't forget to rate how it looks on different devices. To do this, switch between the phone and personal computer (1) icons. If you notice an error or decide to fix anything, return to the Editor (2) by selecting the appropriate menu item.

Rate how puzzle looks on different devices on Interacty

Don't forget to select a Title (1) for your project. This will make it easier to find him. After that, you can safely click the Publish (2) button.

Publishing a puzzle on Interacty

Your project is ready! You can share with your friends by sending a link, or choosing any other convenient way.

Link to your online puzzle on Interacty

You can always return to editing your template again by clicking the Edit (1) button in the list of profile projects. You can also check Statistics/leads (2) by clicking the corresponding button.

Editing a puzzle block on Interacty

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