Quick Guide - How to Play

 

YOUR MISSION IS TO SAVE LIFE ON EARTH

So get started - it's easy. Firstly, download the app, register and log in.

After a few intro screens, you'll land on your dashboard screen.

As play the game, you should be trying your best to earn gold (points) by either:

1. Submitting sightings of animals, plants and fungi you find in the wild, or

2. identifying the sightings of other players.

SUBMIT A SIGHTING

First, find an interesting bird, insect, reptile, plant, fungi - any living thing that's wild (not domesticated).

To submit a sighting of it, you can either take a new photo with your device, or you can load an existing photo from your device's gallery.

You can earn bonus points by correctly identifying your sighting and by adding field notes.

Everyone has a daily sighting submission limit. However you can raise your limit by either identifying sightings, or becoming a QuestaGame member.

Via your 'Settings', you can also choose to share your sightings with biodiversity researchers to support science and the environment. 

 

IDENTIFY THE SIGHTINGS OF OTHER PLAYERS

To identify sightings, you can go to "QuestaLab" (bottom right).

If you prefer to identify sightings on your computer, go to http://bee.questagame.com

 

 

BIOQUESTS

Compete against other players for prizes in global or local BioQuests. Will you be Champion Spotter or Identifier? Or maybe you'll get the best find or lucky in the Active Adventurer prize draw.

If you are associated with a university in any way, don't miss the 2019 UniBioQuest.

OTHER FUN STUFF

That's all you need to know to start having fun, earning gold, increasing your species collection and move up the leaderboard. Start your adventure today!

As you get more familiar with the game, you'll discover some extra fun stuff. You can go to Menu > Challenge and challenge other players to head-to-head challenges.  You can go to Menu > Shop and buy some better equipment (for faster, more detailed, verifications of your sightings).

Or you can buy some supplies, which allow you to join and create quests (Menu > Quests). Joining quests give you bonus gold. Creating quests gets other players to start collecting new species for you. 

You can even join a clan. Go to Menu > Clan, choose a clan and click ‘Request an invite’, or ‘Join clan’ if you've already received an invite. Once you're part of a clan, you can communicate with your fellow clan members and work together to increase your score. 

REMEMBER TO READ OUR SAFETY CHECK - AND HAVE FUN!