Our company is looking for authors of quests! We need creators of interesting city routes and riddles. People whose aim is to help others explore their lovely cities, share secret places.
If you are a creative person or working in such creative professions as screenwriter, copywriter, content creator, travel-blogger, guide, then our project is perfect for you! Allow yourself to discover new sides of your talent in the process of creating fascinating quests.
No matter where you are, the main thing is the secrets of your city that you are ready to share! Hidden cozy streets, the best viewing platforms, delicious restaurants with traditional cuisine - all this and much more you can tell others with the help of the Urban Quest project!
HOW TO START?
MAIN STEPS OF CREATION
How the Urban Quest platform works?
Step 1 - Contact us.
Email us and tell us where you want to create a quest, and what is the theme.
Step 2 - Create a quest.
Read the materials for the authors that we sent, and create a quest.
Step 3 - Submit the quest for review.
1) Published quest in public mode;
2) Link to the quest in Google Docs with comment access;
My name is Bat-El, I am 35 years old, living with my better half. I am being an activist against the occupation crimes the country I live in committing.
My life, prior COVID-19, include lots of travelling and exploring places as to the smallest detail of the urban places I've visited, as a detailed oriented person, I just "had to know everything" about everywhere I've been, I wanted to share this knowledge I inhaled with other fellow travellers. I've decided to share my previous routes and riddles I've discovered during my time travelling with others. My first quest was about my favourite city in the world, London. The theme of the quest was decided later within writing it, according to the first route I've chosen, and the magical impact London as well as books has on me, as well as the magical impact London has on writers.
One of the funniest moments during the London Quest was returning to a location I wanted to write about, discovering it had vanished. Well, not really vanished, but the big ban was under construction for years, and you couldn't spot it.
About the timing it depends on the quest, and research, usually it take up to a week or couple of weeks and also depends on work-life balance. Be flexible when writing, sometimes we have something in mind, but it is not necessarily right for the moment of releasing the task to the world.
I'm Andrey, I'm 25, now I work in media project. I work a couple of hours a week on freelance basis
I wrote my first quest when I studied in Germany, soon after the start of COVID-19 pandemic. Before that, I visited Berlin and I took that city for my first quest.
To create the quest you need to know the city or the topic well, that's the basis. As for lifehacks, I always use Google or Yandex maps with street views and photos in order to be sure that the route is right. Usually it takes 5 hours in summary to create the script.
In my free time I read many articles, mostly historic. The best primal source is Wikipedia — you just basically read the topic and then find the references on that article and go read them. I often use 2-3 languages to read — Russian, English, and German.
My favourite blogs I could recommend for the inspiration are mostly in Russian — "I want home", "The People", also I read some travel blogs on Telegram and Live Journal.
How much can you earn as a quest author?
Dear author, thanks to your incredible work, we already have more than 100 quests in our application! We decided that it was time to monetize the application and go to the next level. As we promised, we are changing the payment program for quests, and start paying interest on purchases (and not on quests). We are developing a store where you can still create and publish quests, but now you will have your own page where you can sell and advertise yourself and your quests.
So far, this applies only to quests in Moscow, but in the future the program will expand and cover other regions.
We remind you the terms of payment for quests in other cities:
Creating a home quest is almost no different from creating a street one. Tasks should be aimed at logic and ingenuity, not a route. The only thing is that you need to ask us to untie points from geolocation via mail or Chat in Telegram.