WHAT IS ADVENTURE JUNKY?
Adventure enables us to grow and develop as individuals, to better understand the world and people around us. It can heal the greatest lows, and inspire us to the greatest heights.
Adventure Junky’s mission is to fuel the addiction to adventure. To streamline the traveller’s journey from the high of one adventure to the next. To accomplish this we’ve created a game - the earth’s first adventure travel game.
WHO CAN PLAY?
We’re bringing together the sailors and spelunkers, the hikers and the bikers, the balloonists, climbers, divers, kayakers, wildlife watchers, and trailblazers - earth’s entire adventure tribe - on the same playing field. Then we’re going to pit you against one another in a friendly rivalry, to determine the earth’s #1 Adventure Junky
WHAT ARE THE ADVENTURES?
With your help, we’re assembling the earth’s best adventures - from the soft to the extreme, in every country, in every culture. Local adventures you can sneak in on a free afternoon, to expeditions that might take 6 months to prepare for. Most importantly our adventures are authentic, respectful, low impact adventures - because it’s critical to preserve the people and places we visit.
HOW DOES THE GAME WORK?
Every one of our adventures has been given a Points Score based on a set of challenge factors. The more adventures you complete (add, book, or check-in to), the more points you earn and the higher up the Leaderboard you go. In the near future we hope to be able award prizes to leading players and give you the ability to exchange your points for discounts on trips and gear. So it pays to start playing and accruing Points now.
You can read the full Rules of the Game
HOW DO I CLAIM MY POINTS & WHAT IS A CHECK-IN?
There’s two basic types of adventures in the game:
Guided Adventures - being organised trips by tour companies. You receive your points and patches on the day of departure of the trip automatically. We’ll send you a notification, so ensure ‘notifications’ are turned on in your mobile device.
Self-Guided Adventures - being adventures you research, plan and undertake mostly or entirely of your own accord. We need to verify that you have completed these before we can award you points and patches, and often the best way is by confirming your position by GPS check-in using your mobile device. To execute a check-in when in cellular range, simply go to the adventure and press check-in. You will be presented with a map, and if you are within an acceptable range, your be able to check-in. If your adventure is likely out of cellular range, add it to you bucket list before you go. When you reach the check-in location of the adventure, you will still be able to view adventures on your bucket list, and record your GPS position. Once you get back in cellular or wifi range, the app will automatically update us that you have completed the adventure and we will award you your points and patches. We’ll send you a notification, so ensure ‘notifications’ are turned on in your mobile device.
WHAT IF I DON'T RECEIVE MY POINTS?
Just let us know by emailing email@example.com for this or any other issues you have with the app.
HOW & WHY WOULD I 'ADD' MY ADVENTURES?
We need your help if we are to find all the earth’s greatest adventures. That’s why we ask you to submit your adventures for inclusion on Adventure Junky. You can do this via the app (+ on main menu) or via our desktop site (for adding adventures only). If successful and your adventure/s are accepted into the game, you’ll earn the points and patches associated with it. We’ll send you a notification, so ensure ‘notifications’ are turned on in your mobile device. You will also be acknowledged on the app as the originator of that adventure, plus you’ll also earn bonus points every time someone else checks-in to one of your added adventures.
To maximise your chances of a successful submission you should read our Guidelines for Adding Adventures
EARN BONUS POINTS BY ADDING YOUR ADVENTURES TO THE GAME?
Players can submit their own Self–Guided Adventures, past and present for inclusion in the Game. This can be done directly through the Adventure Junky App and shortly through the Adventure Junky website ‘Add an Adventure’ Page. If the submission is successful, the Player’s Adventure will be added to the Game, and the Player will be awarded full Game Points and Morale Patches for that Adventure, as calculated from their home location. In addition, every time another Player checks-in to that Self–Guided Adventure, the Player that submitted the Adventure will receive 100 bonus Game Points. Players thinking about submitting their own Adventures are encouraged to read our Add an Adventure Guidelines
DO I HAVE TO PLAY THE GAME & COMPETE AGAINST OTHERS?
Of course not. Browsing is very welcome. Many people use Adventure Junky purely as a source of inspiration and information for finding (and sharing) their next adventure, and connecting with like-minded adventurers. Adventure Junky is a fantastic research and planning tool and social network.
HOW DO I START PLAYING?
Download the Adventure Junky App for iPad or iPhone (Android coming soon). On it you can browse, bucket list, book, plan, share your adventures. The app will keep track of, and reward your achievements. You can rank yourself against your friends or the rest of the world. You can even add your own adventures to the game and earn bonus points.
CAN I PROMOTE MY BUSINESS OR DESTINATION ON ADVENTURE JUNKY?
Yes. You must begin by downloading the free app, signing in, and setting up your profile like any other individual. From there you have several Partnership Plans you can subscribe to that upgrade the features and benefits available to you.
Destinations, such as National and regional tourism bodies can gain a competitive advantage over their competition through innovation and high engagement.
Tour Operators and Guides can generate leads for their trips by adding their adventures and linking them back directly to the business website site of their choice.
Adventure venues, such as resorts, hotels, outdoor retailers and climbing gyms can establish themselves as adventures on the app that users can check-in to and earn points at, driving preference, creating leads, sales and foot traffic.
Adventure Professionals such as photographers, writers, bloggers, journalists, flimmakers, adventurers and athletes can create awareness of their work and achievements and drive traffic back to the business website site of their choice.
Visit out Become a Partner page to learn more.