Frequently asked questions
What is Oust.me?
Oust.me is the first geo location game which connects locations into territories and makes a fun strategic game.
Oust.me collects all of your past and future check-ins from Foursquare, Gowalla and Facebook Places and lets you play one interactive game at one place. In the near future possible other geo location services will be added.
Why play Oust.me?
Because it’s fun for you and your friends! Do you want to go beyond just check-ins and mayor- ships? With Oust.me you can build and oust territories and measure your influence in ousted places. You can see how many square kilometers you`ve ousted and compete with your friends.
You can use Oust.me with other geo location services and don’t need to download or use any other mobile applications in the location where you check-in.
(Hint: Invite your friends and start ousting together.)
How can I join Oust.me?
Just connect your existing Foursquare, Gowalla or Facebook account with Oust.me and start playing. You don’t have to start from scratch, your recent history from your geo location service account is automatically transferred into the Oust.me game.
I logged in Oust.me with my Foursquare account and I'm already in the game. How's that?
We import your recent history from the geo location services you are already using into the Oust.me game. This means that you don’t need to start from the beginning like in other games. You already are an Ouster!
How do I play Oust.me and how do I make territories?
The higher number of check-ins in the same place gives you greater influence in a certain location and you become an Ouster of that location.
But checking into the same location all the time isn`t all the fun you get - you can also create your own territories.
To create a territory, you must be an Ouster in at least three locations. These three locations must be no more than two kilometers from each other. Our algorithm automatically connects your locations into territories of a certain size. It can be small. It can be big. It can be yours!
So, that’s the fun - you are an influencer in specific locations, we connect these locations and make you an Ouster of the territory!
(Hint: Check the map. Find out where you can create a territory or find nearby locations and make your territories larger.)
Who is an Ouster?
An Ouster is a person who owns a location – has the most influence on that spot. The more times you check-in, the more influence you have on that spot.
I have locations but no territory?
Your locations might be too far away from each other and can not connect into a territory. There is a limit on how far the locations can be from each other- the maximum distance between them can be no more than two kilometers.
It is also possible that there are other Ousters around you and you can not create a territory. Oust them from their locations and/or territories and create your territory!
What do I get from playing Oust.me?
First of all, you play a strategic game with your friends - who will oust more territories and become a greater influencer in your neighborhood, town and country.
(Hint: When you become an influencer, you might be contacted by brands, location managers or event managers to get some benefits.)
When you play Oust.me, you are better informed about what is going on in certain locations and territories. Soon Oust.me will be able to provide you with information about events, recent nearby tweets, pictures, videos and stream videos.
(Hint: You might start playing the Oust.me game with the future man/woman of your dreams or, perhaps, just get a tip where to get cheaper beer!)
What does the Oust.me team get?
You can take us out for a beer, or just give us a mention on twitter with #oustme.
How did you come up with the idea?
The idea was born in Zagorje, Slovenia on the fourth of November, 2010. It all began with the paramount question: who will own the Bus Station Burek place? And the rest is history!
(Hint: Remember, remember the fourth of November!)
I tried to oust the Bermuda triangle, but I couldn`t. Why?
Are you kidding? It's the property of Chuck Norris. C`mon, you can't oust Chuck Norris!