Interactive campus tour
Saarland University's interactive campus tour is an app-based game that provides a fun way to get to know the campus and explore places of interest. By getting you to answer questions and complete tasks as you move through the campus, the app offers an entertaining way to become familiar with the campus layout. Simply download the free Actionbound app for iOS or Android onto your phone, scan the QR code at the bottom of this page and you're good to go!
Who is the interactive campus tour for?
The interactive campus tour has been designed primarily for new and prospective students who want to explore the campus and get to know some of the more important campus locations. But the app can also be used by anyone who just wants to become better acquainted with the campus.
What route does the tour take?
The two-kilometre route takes you to many of the key locations on campus and takes about 45 minutes to complete.
You start off at the Uni-Fit gym and walk first to the Saarland University and State Library (SULB), from there to the Campus Center, past the campus shops and on to the Mensa student refectory. At each of the stops en route you answer a question and learn a little about that particular location. Just one tour gives you an excellent overview of the key buildings, facilities and other services on campus.
And you don't have to complete the tour in one go; you can take a break at any point and, when you have time, simply pick up where you left off.
You'll also be awarded points for the answers you give; the better you are, the more points you'll have at the end. Who knows, maybe you can claim a place on our our Hall of Fame leaderboard!
What do I need to play the game?
You'll need a smartphone with the 'Actionbound' app installed. The app contains a whole range of games (called 'bounds') that have been independently created by users.
Open the app and scan the QR code for the interactive campus tour bound, or search within the app for the bound titled 'Neu an der UdS', or enter the following link: https://actionbound.com/bound/UdSneu.
When you start the game, the app may request various permissions, such as agreeing to GPS tracking. This is necessary so that the app can guide you to all of the campus locations where you will be asked questions.
How does the game work?
The game is an interactive campus tour that you can play on your phone at any time and at your own speed. You will follow a defined route and answer questions at different locations. The questions have been chosen so that you can find the answers even when buildings are closed, which means you can play the game at any time. The game takes you to key locations on campus and helps you learn a little about each of them.