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GPS-enabled phones are great if you’ve got places to go and things to do. But what if you’ve no friends and nowhere to go? Well, simply download the game that turns GPS navigation into a solo pastime.

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GPS Mission: use GPS to find checkpoints, answer questions and get to the checkpoint before the time runs out

In GPS Mission you use your phone’s GPS capabilities to solve “missions”. Each one requires you to navigate your way to a series of physical checkpoints, answer location-related questions along the way and then get to the finish line, before the time runs out. Think of it like a modern day Challenge Anneka, without the tracksuit and curvy posterior.

For example, you’ll be shown a checkpoint that you must use GPS to get to. Once there, you’ll have to correctly answer a question about the area, such as, “What does the inscription on the memorial at the checkpoint say?” before being given the co-ordinates to the next checkpoint.

Gold is the game’s virtual currency and gamers are awarded pieces for every mission completed, although the amount awarded depends on the difficulty of each mission. The more gold you have, the sadder better you are.

GPS Mission is free to download online and there’s already quite a fanbase behind it, we’ve heard. It’s currently only compatible with Symbian and Windows Mobile phones, but an iPhone version is said to be coming soon.

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