Lonely Planet Launches Globe Tripper App

Lonely Planet has created the Globe Tripper app, a travel trivia game for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, where players virtually navigate the world, testing their knowledge and solving puzzles along the way.

Globe Tripper is the first game from Lonely Planet, and was developed with BBC Worldwides Digital Entertainment and Games division. The game is designed to enable users to test their knowledge of world cultures, history, geography, current events and language through a series of questions from the travel experts at Lonely Planet.

Answering questions correctly allows users to rack up miles as they circle the globe. Spin the globe to start a journey through a series of unusual trivia challenges, each illustrated with stunning photography. Users can post their scores to Facebook and Twitter and compare them with other players through Game Center leaderboards on iOS devices.

“A big part of traveling is learning about other cultures and our aim was to produce a fun, interactive game for travellers, which taps into their passion for exploring the world and finding out about other cultures,” says Lonely Planet’s VP Mobile, Jeremy Kreitler. “We thought this would be a great way for them to test their travel might against their friends.”

Globe Tripper is available via iTunes, priced at £1.19 for the iPhone and iPod touch versions, and £1.79 for the iPad version.