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Multiplayer function

Hi!
I am a teacher and my colleagues and I have been playing this game in breaks for months.
We´ve just started using it in class as well, to let the students get to know the world.
We have been talking about how we miss a multiplayer function where every student in the classroom could be playing the same game/map, like you can in Pass&Play. Each student could «connect» to the same game and explore the same map before answering and it would be like a competition. Like the quiz app Kahoot, where a question comes on the screen and every student gives an answer on his/her own device and the scores show up on the screen.
This would be immense fun in the classroom. 
Would love to hear from the Geoguessr team about this idea.
Asnee
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  • Hi Asnee

    Thanks for the feedback! Have you tried the challenge mode? This enables a user to create a challenge and then invite other users, either by adding them from their friends list or by sending them a url. All players that are using the same url will then play the same locations and their scores are compared after each round as well on a separate result page after the game is finished.

    Regards,
    Anton
  • Hi,
    Is there anyway to get more than two maps a day for students in a classroom who are not a "Pro" account?

    -Carrie
    Carrie Martin
  • Yes you can give them challenge links and they can play for free. Only one pro account is needed to create challenge links which would be the teacher account.
    Mapper
  • Hi,

    So, I will join, and then, I can create challenges and my entire class can join in on a challenge link? How do I get the links to them; I use Google Classroom, will that work?

    Thank you so much.

    -Carrie Martin
    Carrie Martin
  • Challenge links are just regular links. Example: https://geoguessr.com/challenge/pbQWJUtIzQfGEJGz

    So you can give them like any other website link. You use the challenge button on a map page to make a challenge link (you can configure the timer per round if you want one).

    Students then just need to click the link to start the game. They will need an account, but not pro. The only downside is that they will have ads and wait 10 seconds after the third round but nothing is free so they will have to deal with it.
    Mapper
  • Hi Mapper,
    Thank you so much. I have created three challenges and put the links up on the Google Classroom.
    -Carrie
    Carrie Hall Martin
  • hi, I created one pro account to make challenge with my students. but they see the results at the end of the game, and I do not.. so what am ia doing wrong? I only see my own results
    maaike
  • Hi maaike,

    Hmm, when you create a challenge you get a link, something like

    https://www.geoguessr.com/challenge/dugZwVCs3SAXHHX0

    If you play it yourself you can then substitute "/challenge/" with "/results/" to see the high score.

    https://www.geoguessr.com/results/dugZwVCs3SAXHHX0


    does that work for you?

    best,
    Mikael
  • Hi!

    Can I create the users for a game if I buy the group option? I want to organize a team building for a team (7 people) but I don't want them to create their own profiles (they are from a client company and I want to give them a hassle free experience)

    Thanks!
    Robert
  • Hi Robert,

    You'll need 7 emails to do that unfortunately..

    If you create 7 email addresses, buy a group subscription and add the addresses to the group (https://geoguessr.com/me/settings) they'll get an email telling them to set a password. If you have access to the email addresses and can follow the links to set the passwords that's it, then your clients only have to log in with "email1@.." and the password you picked.

    Hope that helps,


    Mikael
  • HI
    I used to use this with the full world map and students called out the countries of the world and we typed them in - but we can't find that feature anymore.
    I purchased the pro membership hoping i would find it once paid in full, but I can only locate photo image challenges. Is the world map - type in the country challenge still available?
    Thanks
    Allie Kuhne
  • Hi,
    we are about buying a group plan for 300 people in total (event for our client). I would like to know if there are options to create challenges for different groups in advance? Managing the traffic of 300 participants at once could be difficult for me? If I create a challenge and send URL link, it won't expire immediately?

    Thanks!

    Hubert
  • Hi,

    You can create the challenge link in advance and send it to the people who should play when it is time to play. Challenges don't expire, and having 300+ people in a challenge should not be a problem.

    Best,
    Jesper

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