Last updated 9 months ago by Michael Darmanin
Great news for all you adventure seekers out there! Questo makes it possible to go out there and explore and learn about the wonderful city of Utrecht as you search for The Monster of Utrecht through a unique Utrecht city game.
You will play the role of a person sent by a museum to find a mythical monster that has been sighted in Utrecht. Will you be able to find the creature?
Click here to buy a coupon for €7.29 instead of the usual price of €7.99. You can use the promo code ‘utrechtcentral’ while making a purchase through the link.
You will start near Utrecht Central Station (Mariaplaats) and go on a Utrecht walking tour and game by solving clues that will unlock stories, all this on your smartphone. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked.
Along the way, you’ll find fascinating stories about the elusive monster of Utrecht, and you will discover secrets about the buildings you visit. It will take you from 1 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, you can finish it at your own pace. The route is 3km long.
You won’t need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point and you’re ready to go on a city exploration adventure. Click here to buy a coupon for €7.29 instead of the usual price of €7.99. You can use the promo code ‘utrechtcentral’ while making a purchase through the link.
As you solve the clues, you’ll discover new locations and stories. See the trailer below:
How to play the game?
- Click on this special link to buy a coupon.
- Select the date you would like to pursue your adventure.
- Use the promo code ‘utrechtcentral’. You will pay just €7.29 instead of the regular price of €7.99.
- Download the Questo app from the Play or iTunes store.
- Create an account in the Questo app using the same email address you used to buy your coupon.
- Allow Questo to view your location.
Questo is the mobile city exploration game present in 50 cities like London, San Francisco, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Seoul, Vienna or Budapest. The Netherlands, Questo has quests in Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Linschoten, Tilburg, ‘S-Hertogenbosch and Breda.
Questo allows users to explore cities by solving clues in order to discover new places and stories about them. Each route (quest) they explore is based on a specific theme, which can be inspired by a movie, a book, a historical fact or just a legend. In London, for instance, users can explore the city as Sherlock Holmes or Isaac Newton, while in Paris they can play as Hemingway or Picasso.
Alex Govoreanu, CEO and Co-founder of Questo tells us:
“We aim to disrupt the market of city activities and things to do by offering locals and travelers a new fun way to explore cities using their smartphone.
Our mobile app is at the crossroads of guided/walking tours and real-world games, such as Pokemon Go, and that makes it perfect for millennials and generation Zs, who are looking for fun, unique and authentic experiences”. Questo is also a previous winner of the Booking.com Booster Lab 2018 in Tel Aviv.
Last year, an incredible number of 60,000 people finished a quest while walking more than 200.000 kilometers to discover popular and hidden locations, as well as local stories.
As of today, the app has over 120 available quests created by a growing network of local content creators.
Creators can submit ideas using the Questo Creator Room. They can be purchased inside the Questo iOS and Android apps, on TripAdvisor and on GetYourGuide, for prices ranging from 8 to 20 Euro. Govoreanu added:
“Questo offers players the freedom to explore cities at their own pace and on their own terms. They can start and pause the game whenever they want to spend more time visiting an attraction they love, stop to eat at a local restaurant or just take a break. Also, our players appreciate the joy of exploring a city with a group of friends that quickly become a memorable game with friends competing to solve the riddles faster.”,
Questo also works with tour operators to create exploration games in different cities around the world.