Frequently Asked Questions
How do i join a game?
Joining a game is a breeze!
1) First, go to assimilate.tv using any web-enabled device.
2) Enter the four-digit game code found on the game, type in your name, and click "Join Game!". That's it!
Please do NOT use an "incognito window" or "private browsing" tab to join the game as you will not be able to reconnect if disconnected.
What are the rules/how do i play?
How you play the game depends on which role you are assigned. For instance, if you're the:
i got disconnected! What should i do?
In most cases, if you get disconnected from the game just refresh your browser and wait. It may take, in some extreme cases, up to a minute to reconnect but it usually happens in <10 seconds.
Please Note: Do NOT use an "incognito window" or "private browsing" tab in your browser to join the game as you will not be able to reconnect if disconnected. Additionally, only one player can join per device, per game. If you attempt to join more than one player on a device, this will also prevent you from being able to reconnect.
how many players can join?
Normal Gameplay is designed for 5-10 players. However, players can also play as an "Observer" if they join the game after it has started, and we can support up to 99 observers in a game.
WHAT IS "OBSERVER MODE"?
If a player joins the game after it has started, they can still participate in the fun as an Observer. Observers do not have to enter clues during the "Gameboard" scenes, but can make accusations on who they suspect during Deliberation.
While Observer votes do NOT count towards the final vote, their votes will show up in a lighter font color during deliberation to differentiate their votes from the current players. Players in the game are encouraged to reference observer votes to help determine who they should suspect.
Assimilate! (A Party Game) can accommodate 5-10 players, but an additional 99 players can join as Observers.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "PLAY GAME" & "QUICKPLAY"?
Clicking "Play Game" will start the normal (recommended) 3-round game of Assimilate.
"QuickPlay" mode is just "Round 1" from the list above. It is obviously much quicker, but tends to be harder for the humans to identify the Robot/Programmer. Quickplay is ideal for introducing the game to new players, or if you are just looking to play shorter games.
Will assimilate be offered in other languages?
Yes, definitely! Though we just launched in English, we will be localizing the game in other languages soon. Be sure to follow our Social Channels for updates for any new features (including languages) as they become available.
I found a bug. HOw do I report it?
I cannot start a game from the main menu - what should i do?
If you’re unable to start a game from the Main Menu it is most likely a result of one of two issues. 1) No Internet Connection. Please check your internet connection and try again. 2) We have received some feedback from players using certain Antivirus software (such as Kaspersky, McAfee, etc.) that may interfere with the computer’s ability to connect to our server and start a game. If you believe this might be the case, try to “Allow” Assimilate or “Unblock” our game and you should be good to go!