I love discovering things myself and found a new App that is super fun and interesting for city games in order to get new knowledge about places that would otherwise be quite difficult, as usually only locals know these kind of things.
I’m talking about Questo and with it I can explore in real time or at the pace I want, a new city anywhere in the world, whether it’s just for a walk or to entertain myself with a treasure hunt game.
What is Questo?
Being an App that can be obtained for free and that provides the user with a series of quests relating to more than 100 cities around the world and that increase every day!
The type of quests, which can be free or for a small fee, consist of making you relive old stories or legends of that same city, which most of you don’t know, taking walks along the different paths and places… yes, it’s almost as if you had a city tour guide with you!
How is Questo used?
Downloading the app is free and you will receive all the information and instructions on what to do when installing. It is very simple to use and can even be used offline. However, for a better understanding of everything, it would be convenient to use it in conjunction with Google Maps, and therefore use it when connected. There remains, however, the possibility of using a map of this city in offline mode.
The average length of a route is 3km and although some people eventually get lost, of course it won’t be for long…
A complete list of preferred cities is provided after installing Questo. When choosing which city you prefer, then you have to select the quest you want, because there are several cities that have more than one tour (quest) available.
Don’t stop here and regularly search the app for new quests in your favorite city or other cities to discover! It’s really exciting to see how quickly this app expands and the commitment that more and more users put in its dissemination.
When choosing the quest you want to start, you have to go to the starting point.
This is where you’ll need to use the internet on your mobile, because the name of that location is provided along with the exact pointer on Google Maps. Always be careful to check that the starting point is correct!
How does Questo work?
Everything will be ready to start exploring as soon as we are at the starting point. This is where you will receive a riddle to solve and the app will need an answer given by you in order to get the history of the place and thus receive instructions to get to the next stop.
This process will be repeated several times, normally there will be about 10 puzzles to solve but if you don’t get answers for all, you can ask for a clue or even the solution, this option may not be very recommended as it can confuse even more. ..
If you are absolutely sure you are in the right place but you can’t give the answer, then yes, this may be the only alternative to continue exploring. Typically, this answer consists of a number.
The quest will only be completed after all the puzzles have been solved and therefore the city will be safe from an invasion or something like that…. this is because each quest is much more than a simple walk through the streets.
Why is Questo so interesting?
This app is dedicated to leisure, interactive and fun that can make you spend wonderful moments with your family or groups of friends.
You can choose between two modes: exploration or challenge. For those who have more time and simply love taking pictures of everything they go through, then Explorer mode is for you. To compete on time and enter the leaderboards, walk as fast as you can and Challenge mode is perfect for you.
At the beginning of the quest, you will be asked to take a selfie, and then try to take a good photo as it is this photo that will be shared on social networks if you wish.
And to conclude, Questo can be one of the most fun, interesting and playful ways to explore and get to know a city.