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We would like to know how to challenge friends in Geoguessr BETA?!
Hi Thomas, for the moment it's not possible. We're still working on enabling challenges for the beta as well.
Good that is a major feature
It would be nice if you warned the player beforehand. I just played for an hour and was planning to challenge my friends, so was slightly annoyed when I got to the end and couldn't 😉
Sorry about that Ben, hopefully we'll have it out soon so the warning won't be necessary. Thank you for the feedback!
Oh yes. 😀
Hey Vikas. Try now. 😀
On the final result view, there's a new button (called menu) placed top left. If you click on it you'll find the new sharing/challenge functionality.
I'd like the type of challenge where both of us play in real time against eachother, when will those be added to the beta?
I don't know about real time, but a group of us play a timed challenge every day. For now we can keep using the Old version but if you can add that timed challenge to the new version, that'd be great.
Note that the timed challenge is a little clunky to work with. Have to copy the link to the challenge before playing, which some people forget to do. If we can create the challenge, play it ourselves, then at the end, copy some text that says something like "I just scored 10000 points in a GeoGuessr timed challenge! Click here to play against me." ... with a copy link button? That would be cool.
Hey guys. This is what's awesome with our players, you guys tell us what you want and what you don't like. Both ideas are awesome, regarding the realtime part, we're working on something in that department. @Scott: We could prepare you with better text on the original share. For now, if you click on the tweet/facebook link you get something that's rather similar to what you describe.
Hope that helps. And, thanks guys for playing and the feedback.
Hey, that challenge from previous version, where you were basically able to start challenge in the same moment as other player (or multiple, we player 4 over skype) would be greatly appreciated. It doesn't have to be fancy, but please get it back. It sucks when one has to play first and others have to wait.
Hey, thanks. We're on it!
I did not expect to get an answer this quickly. Thanks for being awesome, Geoguessr folks! You're all very appreciated!
We play the time challenge witch colleagues of my every day. Unfortunately, it disappeared in the new interface so we are forced to use the old one - I hope you will bring it back. We use it in very simple way: one person creates a challenge and sends the link to all participants via email. There is no need to start at the same time.
Now, the piece that is missing is a way to report the results of the challenge so all participants can see it. I would imagine that in the last window with final result there could be a button to submit it or it would be submitted automatically but there could be a button to refresh others' results.
Thanks and amazing job you did guys!
Any chance to get time challenges in new version of GG?
Thank you for your feedback and for playing!
The timed challenges currently resides under the cogwheel button next to the "Let's play" button, however the "create challenge first" mode is still not available so you need to play through a timed game and then send the challenge link to your competitors.
Being able to see other players challenge results on the same view is something that we're thinking about for a future feature, stay tuned...
Thanks for the response. Now, I can see the option button. What is confusing is that I have to look for it in MoreMaps->World instead of having it by the main "let's play" button. Anyway, we all play the challenge almost the same time so we are forced to use the old interface. Looking forward to "create challenge first" mode as IMHO the new interface has more adequate scoring for time challenges.
Someone sent me a link for a challenge but every time i try to play it it sends me to the main screen and when i click play it just gives me a random place instead of the challenge place.
Hey Cameron. Could you paste one of those non working challenge links in here and we'll have a look?
is the start places random in the world on street view or is it set spawn places
In the retro version you could do a timed challenge simultaneously by clicking the link at the same time. Since the update this feature is no longer available, is this going to be re-implemented?
@Ryan the start places are random.
@T. Spence we're working on some new multiplayer/challenge features, stay tuned for updates!
Thanks again for playing and providing us with feedback
@mikael ok so it was just 1 in a million i got spawned at Santa's house by the north pole thx for replying
Yup, congratulations :)!
I appreciate this game so much and at some point in my life I played it everyday (especially around the exam session :)) ), 4 - 8 challenges with my friends every game session. When we played the old version we thought it would be great to have some restricted area of search (which is EXACTLY your improved new version, which is great!). If only you rewrote the challenge part into the new version, I'd play it so hard, that your server would stop responding 😃
I know you are most probably already coding that part again, but I wrote just in case you thought the guys who posted above are the only ones waiting 😉 I say no, it's also me and a bunch of my friends 😉
No need to reply, I just thought I'd leave this message to you 😉
Great to hear! How did the exams go?
You're right, the challenge part is in the making, it will hopefully be out in the next release, which isn't too far away..
ps. We'll beef up our servers until then..
Keep up the good work !
Any update on this challenge option? I really miss it...
Yeah, what we want is the "send challenge URL" before you actually start the challenge so you can play with friends over voice chat and like hint to each other or mislead by saying you know where that is etc.
With friends we always start at the same time and then wait for everyone to finish each round (2min challenge) before continuing onto the next place.
This option is not available on the new version so we have to play the old one, would be great if you could add it - just let me get the URL before I actual start.
Hi Steve. I agree, this is a feature that was somewhat lost in the new version. We're working on bringing it back.
Thanks for playing and taking your time to provide feedback.
You're working on bringing the feature back, that is great!
Any news on when we are supposed to be expecting it?
Hi Andreas. We're building this right now. As to when, I honestly don't know; we won't ship anything until we're happy with it. I know that's probably not the answer your looking for, but it's the best I got.
I was able to find good info from your blog posts.|
Thank you for every other fantastic article. The place else could anybody get that kind of info in such an ideal manner of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I'm on the search for such info.
I would like to know if there is like a real time challenge. I'm pretty sure there is, but I don't know how to do it. If there is a way could you explain it.
Please and thank you
The real time challenge (such that you and a friend play the same game at the same time) is currently only available in the retro version. However we building it for the new version as we speak and will hopefully have it out soon!
You've been working on real time challenge in the beta / new version for a year now...
I assume you're trying to develop a new and better way to do a real time challenge, but wouldn't it be possible to allow challenge links (before playing) in the meantime?
Sorry about the wait. The reason that it has taken so long is that it's a chain of functionality that affects each other. For example we wanted to have the login functionality in place before the new challenge functionality to allow them to work together. This in turn created new requirements for the technical structure which affected other areas, and so on...
That being said we're actually very close to being able to launch the first part of the new challenge functionality, it's difficult to say an exact date but hopefully it should be ready in the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye on our twitter feed to be the first to know!
Can you just allow us to see the challenge link before completing the map, so we can send the same link to a friend and play at the same time?
I'm looking forward to this functionality also. In the meantime, you can still use retro mode to create a challenge link before completing the game.
We're really sorry about the delay of the new challenge functionality. At the moment we're working hard on implementing the new version and in order to not delay in any more than necessary we're focusing all our energy on this at the moment.
Hope you understand, and hopefully it will soon be ready to launch! In the meantime, as nicepants stated, the retro version is still available.
Hi everybody, thank you for being patient.. It's finally here! Please check out the new challenge mode!
Let us know what you think!
Awesome! Already did a round with my girlfriend. Great fun!
Small question, though, is it possible to do a challenge with a time limit? :-)
Also, it seems that the 'challenge' functionality is not working anymore for previous games. I assume it'll return? :-)
It would be great if there was the option for a time limit in the new challenge mode. Not having this feature is keeping my friends and I from continuing our challenges!
Did this latest update break previously saved challenge links? Are those links now permanently dead or can they be revived? If that is the case (the old links are dead and will not work ever again), is there a time limit on a challenge links permanence?
The timed challenges is something that we've gotten a lot of feedback on and we're working on adding this functionality as we speak. Stay tuned for updates.
When playing with friends, I open up the email which states my friends have completed the challenge but I can't seem to see their scores. Any help?
Have you tried clicking the link that should be included in the email? You can also see the score on your profile page under "my challenges" and by clicking the "detailed result" button next to the challenge you wish to see.
Thanks for the game, it is lots of fun. I wish there was a way to make a public challenge, (or take up a random person's game) rather than having to invite people.
Check reddit/r/geoguessr for challenges posted by random people. There are also Youtubers who post challenges.
But if all you want to do is take up a random person's game, couldn't you just create a new game whenever you want?
Well, I think I know what Mani is looking for: if you just create a new game, you are not competing against anyone. If you could in some way just hop in an existing challenge, then you are always able to compare your score with someone else's, even though it's a complete stranger.
Thanks for the heads up about the reddit, I will check it out! And yes, as Carel said, It would be nice to compare scores with someone, even if it is a stranger.
Thanksa for the replies
Hey. Love the game !
I have a question. I did a challenge with a friend. When i go under "My Challenges" and click on the "+" next to the challenge, I can see that he has finished. However, I can't see the scores.
For that I need to go under "previous games", but can only see my score.
Could you implement the scores for everyone involved directly under the "my challenges" tab ?
At the moment there isn't a "match-player" feature, but this would be a really cool idea for future developments. Perhaps based on some sort of ranking so that you would be matched against players of somewhat equal skill and experience?
Yvan: You can see both of your results if you click the button next to the "+"-button for the challenge. This will take to you a more extensive result view of the challenge. But perhaps this button should be larger?
Does the challenge feature allow for more than two players?
The challenge-functionality works with an endless amount of players at the moment. However, only the creator and first challenger will get an email. All other players will be able to compare their score with the creator, though.
Right now it is not yet possible to have a complete view of all the scores of all participating players.
Hi Kate and Carel
Carel is absolutely right, however we're working on improving this to allow better support for challenges with several players and hopefully we'll be able to release it very soon.
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