Imagine waking up covered in dust, clothes all tattered, smelling like you haven’t had a proper shower in days, and dripping in cold sweat. You sit up and find yourself in the middle of an open road. As you survey your surroundings, it dawns on you—you’re not in Kansas (or wherever you’re from) anymore. No signs or markers are in sight, and you’ll have to wander around to figure out where you are.
Essentially, that’s how Geoguessr works. It’s a game built on Google Maps where the player is dropped off in a random location and the objective is to guess where you are. The thing is, you can be anywhere, as Geoguessr will be able to zap you into anywhere in the world. You score points for your guess and you get five rounds. It’s fun and frustrating at the same time, and that’s probably why it’s highly addictive (With the number of times I’ve played this game today, I think I’ve been in each of the seven continents at least once).
Go forth and play, virtual explorer. Head over to www.geoguessr.com.