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Think you know about where various cities of the world are located?

 

http://david-peter.de/quizzity/

 

As you zoom in, you can see additional administrative levels, which lets you really zero in on capital cities that are part of a small "federal district."  I often get at least one city within 5 km, which is pretty good at this zoom level.  My highest score so far: 9406.

 

I wonder if this uses Natural Earth Vector data?


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Very simple, very addictive. This needs to be a mobile app.

 

New variant on the game, what's your high score without zooming at all? Mine's 5660 (played it only 4 times so far), seems hard to nail anything closer then around 100 km though.

 

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9505...

 

But on the two times I played it I got some really off-the-beaten-path places... Like Alofi and Grytviken...


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8000 + not zooming in. Not bad. Addictive. Better stay away from it.



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How much time are you guys giving yourself to place the points? I'm going lightning round style, I think it said you get bonus points for speed, but obviously not enough!


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This is addictive! I'm taking about 15 seconds for each one, the time it takes to zoom all the way in, pan, and click. 11,421 is my record so far, but I got some easy ones that time.


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Similarly addictive, but it looks like it's only in Dutch:

 

http://topo-chopo.com/nederland/

 

(click "Start zonder login" to start without having to register an account).

 

I remember playing a similar game on the Commodore 64 back in group 4 of Basic School, so back when I was around 7 years old, 30 years ago. We had a young teacher then who was very much into computers and set up his C64 in the back of the classroom and have us play some educational games from time to time. My favourite was the helicopter topography game.


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I'm curious if anyone is getting quizzed about cities in your own country.  I realized this morning that in the roughly 30 rounds I've played, I've only ever been asked to locate one US city (Los Angeles) and only three in North America.  That seems beyond mere randomness.


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I played three times and only got 1 North American city: Washington, D.C. Without zooming best 5347; With zooming 9394



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I got about 10km with one without zooming (but it was Hamilton, Bermuda!) :)

(but in the same game I was off by over 4000km on another guess!)  :o

 

I'm thinking there are a limited number of cities, and maybe it just doesn't have many US ones. I didn't get any Canadian cities yet (about 8 plays), but quite a few Caribbean and African ones.


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Thank you sharing. quit nice game. :)

it's very simple and charming.  I like this game and wish publish a mobile app.



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Very nice idea!

 

A real pity about the projection—really inexcusable.

 

I get no response to clicks at all—using Firefox. (Is it just me? Anyone playing successfully in Firefox?)






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