GeoGuessr is a web-based geographic discovery game designed by Anton Wallén, a Swedish IT consultant, released on 9 May 2013. The game uses a semi-randomised Google Street View location and requires players to guess their location in the world using only the clues visible. The website received hundreds of thousands of unique visitors per day within a week of being released.
The idea for GeoGuessr came from Wallén’s love of visiting far away locations on Google Street View, and the way in which it gave a visitor the sense of actually being there. He decided to add a gaming element to it. The development of the game took a couple of weeks, spread over a period of several months.
For a fun introduction to the game, watch these YouTube videos, which provide a good feel for the options and how the game works to get you started playing this awesome travel game yourself!
How well do we know Australia?
Two Australian YouTubers take on the Australia maps. Do they know these places in their home country? Could you identify any clues? How would you have got on with this game?
A Geography Nerd Plays GeoGuessR
Wilbur Soot takes on the 10 country challenge and only has to guess the right country on this GeoGuessR level. Watch along to see how he gets on.
I tried the worlds EASIEST GeoGuessR …
Can Muselk pass the worlds EASIEST game of GeoGuessR … he really hopes so. This should be one most people will get a full score on. A key clue in each map will point you to the only place on Earth it could possibly be! What score would you have got?
Insane Guess Compilation
For our first GeoWizard video we have our favourite of the insane guess compilations. Sometimes when playing GeoGuessR, you have looked for all the clues and just have to end up going for your best guess. Pick a winner from this bunch of insane guesses.
The Worst Series of Luck Ever
For our second GeoWizard video we have the opposite of the previous video. Instead of instance guesses which were correct, this video shows how your luck can run out when playing GeoGuessR. In this video GeoWizard plays the 10 country challenge, watch along to see how he gets on.
GeoGuessR Medal Collection
As you play, you can aim to get higher and higher scores on each map and with the various settings. These correlate to virtual medals in the game. It’s a great way to see your progress as your detective skills increase on harder levels. Let us know via Instagram or Facebook if you would like some physical medals made relating to specific GeoGuessR challenges!
What is your favourite GeoGuessR YouTube video?