News

Now Available for iPhone and iPad!

TerranQuest is now in the App Store!

Head over to the Downloads page to get it.

Screw it, we're done with the beta

The latest version (1.6.3) has been promoted to the Production release channel on Google Play.  This means anyone can download it without joining the beta.

The latest iOS version (also 1.6.3) has been submitted to Apple for review.

All remaining open issues on GitHub have been moved to the "Version 2.0" milestone.

Version 1.6.3 added Artifacts, items that you can use on a place to add extra health to it.  Find them by scanning barcodes.

Version 1.6.2

TerranQuest beta version 1.6.2 is being released now.

The GPS code has been adjusted to hopefully work better when it cannot get a location.  We've fixed some issues with the chat and text wrapping.

You can now interact directly with other players.  We've added item sending, where you can give a nearby player items from your inventory.

We also added private messaging and @user tagging.  If you include the @ symbol followed by another player's username, they will see a red message icon at the top of the main screen.  You can send a private message directly without it appearing in chat, too.  Tap on the user's name from the Nearby list, the chat box, or on a place menu to open their profile and send a message.  You can open your own profile to read, mark read, and delete messages.

Enjoy the update!

Map Improvements

We've tweaked the code for the online map and the map place server.

We increased the maximum number of displayed places from 100 to 200, and changed the search code to give a better spread over the search radius.  We also adjusted the search radius for different zoom levels to give a better experience.

Let us know if you have any problems or ideas for improvement.

More Countries

The following additional countries are now supported in TerranQuest.  We're fairly certain we've covered the whole planet at this point.  If you live somewhere that doesn't have any places in it, contact us with your country and city.

Please note that due to oppressive regimes and Internet censorship, if you live in some of these countries you may not be able to download TerranQuest from Google Play.  You will need to use the APK on the Downloads page.  Blocked countries include China, Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, and Sudan.  For more information on blocked countries, click here.  This is not a TerranQuest restriction; it is imposed by Google and the governments of those countries.

Europe:
Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosni and Hetzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Switzerland.

Asia:
China, India, Japan, Mongolia, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

North and Central America:
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.

South America:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Caribbean:
The whole region, including: Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent.

Africa:
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan (North), South Sudan (Rep.), Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Middle East:
Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afganistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar.

Going Global

We're happy to announce that TerranQuest is now available in these countries/continents:

USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines (and all those other islands down there), Iceland, Greenland, Russia, Kazakhstan, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Portugal, and Antarctica.

This expansion is a result of two things.  We were able to find and transition to a complete source of terrain data for the entire world.  We've also reorganized and optimized our server architecture for more flexibility.

More countries will be added soon.  While we're doing that, there may be some glitches and in-game places may disappear.  Don't worry, all your progress is still there.  Sometimes the amount of world data we're processing overwhelms the map server and makes things crash.

Happy playing!

iOS Beta

TerranQuest is now available on iOS devices!  If you have an iPhone or iPad with iOS 8 and up, you can request to be a beta tester.  Unlike with Android, we have to add you manually.

To be an iOS beta tester:

  1. Send us a message (see the Downloads page)
  2. Download Testflight from the App Store
  3. You'll get an email from Apple with a code in it.
  4. Type the code into Testflight.
  5. Download TerranQuest!