In the list of games I would expect to see at Summer Games Done Quick, I wouldn’t have rated Geoguessr very well. But, as Havrd runner demonstrated this week, appearing on Google Maps apparently seems to do some proper speed for biting your nails.
Geoguessr is, for the ignorant, a browser-based game that takes you to a random location anywhere on Earth and tells you where you are, awarding you points based on the accuracy of your guesses. Reach less than 185 meters and you will get a perfect score of 5,000 points.
As you saw Kotaku, this year 's SGDQ included a Geoguessr speed racer who would see Havrd complete a perfect race, identifying 5 locations in 35 minutes for a total of 25,000 points. Normally, it would take a long time to guess a place (and it would probably be a thousand miles away), but the speed at which Havrd nails its location is absolutely mind-boggling.
A second after starting, Havrd has already determined that he is in Turkey, giving the bullet to the exact location just two minutes later. Italy is a similar change, though it stumbles upon the vast deserts of Nevada for some time.
Nigeria would turn out to be the biggest problem for Havrd, but he still realized that he was in the capital Abuja almost immediately; the problem came with specifying exactly where on the outskirts of the city it had been abandoned. In all, Havrd just reached his goal time, landing at 31:31.
It turns out that all games can run quickly, and events like Summer Games Done Quick are not only great for highlighting darker races like Geoguessr, but they’re also great for highlighting weird secrets like game logic flowcharts. literal of Styx. SGDQ continues live Twitch until Sunday, July 11th.