Fully digital scavenger hunt? A Latvian solution

By Guest Author | Latvia | May 9, 2020

Latvian startup Roadgames has launched a large-scale digital scavenger hunt for covid-time explorers. There is no hunting on streets – gamers need just a smartphone and an internet connection.

The game takes approximately one hour and consists of five different challenges for every taste that can be played individually or in teams of up to two people.

“Everyone can become an explorer, learn new facts and visit faraway places that they have always wanted to go to while competing with others regardless of everyone’s location. The only difference in comparison to an actual orienteering trip is that here players navigate through Google Street View looking for photo objects and answers to trivia questions,” Roadgames said.

The first towns available in the game are New York, Barcelona, Verona, Berlin and Riga.

Roadgames was launched a year ago by Draugiem group, home of 16 different startups, as a real-life adventure game platform that offered support with organizing large team events and orientation challenges all over Baltics.

“Getting people out in the world and forming new communities is our passion and we are ready to share it with the world,” Martins Licis from Roadgames, said in a statement.