Developed by Niantic Labs, the Pokemon Go is an augmented reality based free-to-play game that lets gamer travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon. In this game, Pokémon have been discovered on Earth, and user have to use their smartphone’s camera and GPS functionality, to find and capture them as they walk around in real life. User can also find PokéStops in the app while walking by landmarks including “museums, art installations, historical markers, and monuments”, and stock up Poké Balls and other items. Finally, gamer will have to find a Gym and defeat its owner to claim the Gym as their own. The gameplay sounds interesting! Doesn’t it!
Pokemon Go may not have officially launched in India just yet but that hasn’t stopped many a fan in the country from playing the game. Unlike past entries in the series that focus on you collecting and training Pokemon across a variety of locations in-game, you need to go outside to play Pokemon Go.
The company was founded in 2010 by John Hanke as Niantic Labs, an internal startup at Google,before it was spun out of Google as an independent entity in. So far, the game is only available in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, with Germany being added to the gang just today. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports the AR game might be making it’s way to Asia and Europe “within a few days”.