Wednesday, 24 July 2013

GeoGuessr!



Thanks to a friend at LiveJournal, I discovered a really cool (and addicting) new game: GeoGuessr. It's terribly simple: you are 'dropped' somewhere in a Google StreetView location and you have to guess where you are. You can move around, follow the street you're on, like you normally can in StreetView. You can use clues like vegetation, street signs, what side of the road the cars drive on etc. and then pinpoint the place you think you are on the map. The closer you are to the real location, the more points you get. You get five locations in total and then are awarded a score. My high-score so far is 13682!

The tagline of the game is 'let's explore the world' and funny enough, it really does feel that way. In two days, I've been everywhere from the middle of nowhere in inner Australia to busy provincial towns in Brazil to the drive of a castle in Czech Republic! And I've discovered I really can't distinguish a back road in Mexico from one in Brazil....

Have a go at it and let me know how you fare!

4 comments:

  1. Huh. Sounds fun. ;)

    Don't ya' just love to hate those new addictions!?

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  2. I may have to show my husband that! Sounds like fun. :)

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  3. Looks like so much fun! Also looks like something I would be terrible at. But I'd play it anyway! ;) I'll have to try it. Thanks!

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    1. Be careful though, it's addictive ;-)

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