Motivated by the red numbers last month, I was really interested in how exactly the donation numbers are currently. Especially in regards to how many of players actually donate and how much they donate. My gut feelings tells me, that a very few people carry a huge chunk of the total financial burden, basically paying for all the people who can’t or don’t want to support the game.

Also, it would be really interesting to know, how many players only play once and never come back. People who just drop by once will have no reason to support the game…


Hey everyone! Sorry for the long dev log break. I was rather busy and wanted to let the month go by to be able to judge the last months properly.

Good news…

Development of geotastic is still strong and I have a lot of fun working on it. There’s also a lot more coverage by bigger content creators and twitch streams with over 100 viewers are not a rare sight anymore. Just yesterday night, I was in disbelief as I saw that a polish streamer was playing with over 2.200 viewers. This is all great, BUT…

Bad news…

… June 2021 was the first…


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When I started this whole mess, I never would’ve thought that it might blow up like it did. Our discord now counts over 1.000 members (from which only a fraction is really active though, sadly) and I’ve met a lot of great people along the way. Not only on discord but also during twitch streams and through youtube content. I’m not usually the type who participates in online communities, especially around multiplayer games, since things tend to get toxic real quick. But to my surprise, the active community around geotastic is super supportive, generous and generally consists of decent people…


Hey everyone! The community as large as never which is a great opportunity to test out how well the server performs with a huge lobby per game. That’s why where holding a get together on Saturday the 8th of May at 9PM CEST (7PM GMT) and try to fill up the lobby with as many players as possible.

The event will be coordinated via discord, so don’t hesitate to join if you’d like to participate. The more the merrier!

https://discord.gg/KvmPuv77r6


Since geotastic had it’s 50.000th user registration a few days back, I’d like explore some previously unexplored territory… detailed donation data!

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Since the release of geotastic (and some additional donations I received for montagsmaler-online) there have been 1.735 transactions towards keeping my service free for everyone and independent of any additional revenue streams like annoying ads. It’s still kinda strange how thinks worked out. I just jumped in head first without really planning anything of this. No idea if it will keep on working out, but it seems fine for now. But alas, you’re not here for that! …


Hey there, long time no see!

Things have been rather busy and I didn’t find a break to put out another dev log entry. Since the challenge mode went live in it’s second iteration earlier this week, I wanted to delve into some of the learnings I got out of the iterative approach.

The challenge details view has a lot of knobs to offer!

Built to be torn down

The challenge mode was rather interesting to plan and develop. Generally, it kinda works very similar to the usual game play loop. The difference is, that all results have to be saved and regurgitated again to create leader boards and other useful metadata. Every player can only…


One more week and February 2021 is basically done! Financially, the month looks as great as the weather today (19°, what the hell) and a lot has happened so far. Let’s dig right into it!

Join our Discord!

Get to the discord, now!
Get to the discord, now!
Get to the discord, now!

The biggest news is the evangelion of our little discord server. Since I wanted to open up the map editor for everyone to help place additional drops in countries that are yet too easy, I quickly cobbled together a little, cozy and free discord server. You can join us here. German, as well as English speaking people are welcome! I won’t be able to communicate…


I wanted to sum up some conclusions regarding the feedback I got from the release of the new drop system I got during the last week.

Rating and report system

Generally, the system seems to work as intended. I changed the rating system a bit because there were a lot of “bugged” reports of drops that were not bugged at all. The icon and color combination was a little misleading. My bad! After the change, the reports were a lot better and I was able to kill a lot of bugged drops.

Too easy for seasoned players

The second thing is, that I got feedback that people miss the…


After a LOT of work hours, I finally rolled out the curated drop system this morning and removed the old algorithms from the core.

What’s different know, you may ask? On first glance, not much has changed. The main difference is, that geotastic doesn’t depend on the radial search function of the street view service to find a relevant drop but picks a drop from a list of drops that were manually set up by me. …


It’s always good to know how many people use your application and how they go about using it. After implementing the new user system, I also added some means to log the amount of daily players as well as some statistics regarding local games. Let’s head right into the numbers!

Currently, I only got data on about 10 days, which spans two weekends. Firstly, we got the amount of finished local games in blue versus finished online games in green. And those numbers already surprised me. I didn’t think that so many people would play the local mode (either alone…

Eduard But

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