Posts Tagged ‘GeoGuessr’

Have You Played… GeoGuessr?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Google Street View is a modern marvel, letting you tour around unvisited cities or lonely roads in the middle of nowhere. GeoGuessr [official site] makes a game of this desktop tourism: it drops you in a random location somewhere in the world and challenges you to work out where you are.

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There Goes Your Entire Day: GeoGuessr

Somewhere in Birmingham, right?

If you weren’t connected to the correct Twitter tubes this weekend, there’s a chance you may not have spent every waking moment playing GeoGuessr. So let’s put that right now.

Anton Wallén’s clever repurposing of Google’s Street View magics dumps you in the middle of somewhere, and you have to try to figure out where that is. You can move around in Street View as you might expect, but obviously you can’t zoom out to see the map you’re in. Once you’ve wandered about, hunted down clues to a location, and feel pretty sure of where you are, you drop a pin somewhere in the world on the map top right, and you score points based on how close you were. And then you keep doing that until you’ve forgotten to go to bed tomorrow night.

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