Category Archives: Demo

Guesstimate – promotional film

Check out our new promotional film for Guesstimate, a Geogame developed in cooperation with ESRI.

Get more information in our post about Guesstimate.

Guesstimate Geogame – guess how far it is to…

Where you think you are, is not where you might end up playing this game! Guesstimate is a casual game that uitilizes algorithms typically used for GPS positioning and provides you a random exploration experience of your city.

Knowing about your distance to predefined locations around you allows you to compute your current position. Of course, this task gets more difficult by ingamemeasurement errors. Guesstimate illustrates the impact of such errors by handing the job of delivering reliable distance measurements over to you: How far is it from your current position to e.g. Big Ben, Westminster Abbey or Tower Bridge? From your guesses, Guesstimate derives a geocoordinate where you would be, if your estimations were correct. Before the next round starts, you have to move to that place as a penalty – the better you guess, the less you walk…

Give it a try (just download the file on your Android device and tap once to install):

Got noone staging a game for you? Design your own gameboard with only a few taps on your mobile:

Thanks again to ESRI for making this possible.


Equilibrium – a game revealing population dynamics

As an outcome of the Geogames and Playful Geodesign project funded by ESRI, a new game is available. Equilibrium tells you a lesson about population dynamics.

Have a look at the demo video:

Interested? Drop us a line: geogames[at]

Geogames at the ESRI EMEAUC 2013

The Geogames team of the University of Bamberg is present at the ESRI Europe, Middle East and Africa Education GIS Conference. The conference takes place on October 22nd and 23rd at the ICM Munich. An Unconference Session about Geogames organized by the team on Tuesday, Oktober 22nd.

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Geogames at the ESRI User Conference 2013

Dominik Kremer, member of the Geogames team is going to participate in this year’s Education GIS Conference held July 8th to 12th in San Diego, CA. Besides a presentation with the title “Learning to Understand Geodesigns by Playing Geogames” there will be a demonstration of the Geogame CityPoker developed at the University of Bamberg several years ago.

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Geogames at the ESRI International Developer Summit 2013

Olga Yanenko, member of the Geogames team, is going to participate in this year’s DevSummit taking place March 25-28 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. One of the objectives of this visit will be to explore the possibilities of GIS and related technologies for the development of mobile location-based applications. Another aspect is focused on location-based services and gamification research in general as well as networking activities to strengthen the interconnection of researchers and developers in this special area.

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Geogames Talk at the USC Los Angeles

On Monday, March 11th 2013, Olga Yanenko, member of the Geogames team, is giving a presentation about Geogames at the University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute. This visit also involves a test run of the Neocartographer game with USC GeoDesign students.

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