QUESTO FOR INDEPENDENT CREATORS

Publish your own city
exploration game

Earn passive income. No coding required. Get credited as creator.

Apply
— ABOUT

Watch a demo gameplay

Questo is the platform for city exploration games. Tourists and locals can explore cities on their own by solving challenges that unlock new places and their stories.

100+

cities

28

countries

4.7

avg. rating

200+

games

100+

cities

28

countries

4.7

avg. rating

200+

games

— YOUR GAME

What is needed to create a game?

Anyone can create a game on our platform, with no coding or writing experience needed.

We will assist you every step of the way. And we’ll take care of everything else after it’s published.

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No coding
required

Write yourself
or assign

Leave everything
else to us

Apply
— PROCESS

Three simple steps

Follow them to create a successful game.

1. Research

Upload your local research (theme, route). Shouldn’t take more than two days.

2. Write

If you have writing experience, feel free to complete the game on your own. Otherwise, you can partner with your own creative writer. Or we can assign you one from our network.

3. Publish & test

Test the game with a few real users brought by you, then make final touches before launch. Perform maintenance on it every couple of months, according to user feedback. You’ll be credited in the app as the creator.

— EARNINGS

How much can you earn?

Access to the game can be purchased through our direct app and website and partners’ channels - travel agencies, affiliates etc.

You will have access to a detailed monthly report for sales.

You will have access to a detailed monthly report for sales.

You are researching & writing

400 €

flat fee on completion

When your game is published, you get an instant one-time payment

10% long-term revenue share

You earn 10% of the profit your game generates in time

Earning simulation, on average: If your game is purchased by 3000 people, you get an extra 3000 Euro.

You are only researching

200 €

flat fee on completion *

When your game is published, you get an instant one-time payment

10% long-term revenue share

You earn 10% of the profit your game generates in time

Earning simulation, on average: If your game is purchased by 3000 people, you get an extra 3000 Euro.

* This payment is only available for select cities.

These offers are available for a limited time to new creators building games between 18.02 - 31.03.2021

— PLAYERS

Why are travellers playing our games?

It’s oh-so-fun

Exploration was turned into a game. You’re not just simply visiting places and learning things, you’re the main character in an action real-world game.

You can afford it

Any traveler, even on a budget, can easily afford one of our games. Good for solo travelers, great for groups.

The game is ‘plug and play’

You can go from purchasing to playing in under a minute. No need to make reservations, await confirmation or stand in line.

No downtime

You can play at any hour. You can enjoy it by yourself or with friends, whenever you’re free.

Pause and restart

You can stop and stare, that’s what exploration is for. Just pause it, have some tea and get back to playing later.

It’s private

No need to join a group to play. Just open the app and go wild.

— CREATORS

Why are creators making games?

Extra income

You can have another source of revenue, passive and long-term.

Complete creative freedom

You can put your own spin to it, make it crazy, funny, edgy, your choice.

It’s your game

You will contribute to a new form of creative media, something to be proud of, so you’re being credited as the creator on the platform.

We’re here for you

You won’t go at it alone, we are here to help you build and also sell your game.

— SUPPORT

Once the game is published, everything else is on us

We provide:

Marketing

We list and promote the game on all channels.

Tech updates

The platform is constantly improved with new additions that your game can benefit from.

24/7 real-time assistance

The players can contact us directly anytime they have a question or need help.

Performance tracking

We constantly gather feedback and improve the game accordingly.

— TESTIMONIALS

Our creators say

See what our creators think about working with us

Working with Questo has been a blast!I discovered so much about Rotterdam through the creation process that I suddenly felt like a tourist in my own city. Throughout the creative process, the Questo crew is always helpful, and simply pleasant to work with. From the start, I felt like being part of the team, which made me feel comfortable in reaching out whenever I ran into unexpected obstacles, as well as proposing “weird” or out-of-the-box story ideas. The crew definitely creates an atmosphere where writers can easily release their creative potential. — Dora, creator in Rotterdam, Hague and Delft
I love working with my Questo friends. I say friends because that's what they've become. They're a fabulous bunch of people to work with; really committed to doing great work and creating apps that bring joy. Which is even more important than ever right now. It's wonderful to read reviews and see how well our games have been received. — Lynda, two-time creator in Glasgow
Working with Questo has been a very rewarding experience for me. I loved the challenge of creating the game as it helped deepen my appreciation for the city I live in, and I’m grateful for the opportunity. From the beginning, Questo has been very professional in their dealings with me, and this continues until today, more than a year after my game’s launch. I really admire the company’s commitment to their product, and I look forward to collaborating with them again in the future. — Michelle, creator in Lyon
— PLAYERS

Who are Questo games for?

Travelers

Groups of friends, families with kids and individual travelers can all enjoy a Questo game equally. If it’s their first time in the city or just revisiting.

Locals

The games are also built to be enjoyed by locals anytime during the week. There’s a new place and story to be discovered even by the most knowledgeable of them.

Teams

Looking for yet another activity to do with your colleagues? Join a game and race against the clock to discover a new face of the city together.

Join the game

Apply to be a city exploration game creator

— FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Please sign up and complete the getting to know you form. Make sure to include some samples of your portfolio, as that's what will help us evaluate your writing skills.

We encourage you to come up with a theme, as you know your city best, but we can help you too if you need help with it.

Not at all. The process of creating a game requires writing, route documentation and story research, no coding skills needed.

Yes, you will receive this kind of information after you've been approved to create games.

It's best if you live in the city, but we make exceptions if you live in a nearby area (less than 2 hours apart from the city).

You can propose a price, and we'll give you feedback based on our learnings.

We'll sell your game on the Questo mobile app and website, and on partners' platforms, such as TripAdvisor, GetYourGuide, and many more.

No, you as the creator will have the option to invite testers to play the game for free.

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