20 years ago, a new Japanese game Pokémon swept across the whole world. This Gameboy and trading cards game immediately became the main entertainment of all kids and teens of that time. Catching rare Pokémon was considered one of the coolest things to do.
Today, when these funny little creatures have become an old memory from our childhood, Pokémon is coming back with a bang. Pokémon Go is a smartphone game that is already mainstream despite being released only in a few countries not long ago. If you are lucky to live in a country where Pokémon Go is available, you can download this free-to-play game on your Android or iOS phone. However, thousands of people from the countries where the game has yet to be officially released are now playing Pokémon Go as well—you just need to know the ways.
So, Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game that is based on the same principles as the old Pokémon games of the 1990’s. The game was created by John Hanke and released in 2016.
Once you register the name and create your avatar, you simply have to go around your city and look for Pokémon. As the developers of the game say—you gotta catch ‘em all.
There are two major factors that attract the users the most. The first one is the aspect of augmented reality where you can actually see Pikachu or Bulbasaur sitting on a nearby bench. The second attraction is the way the game promotes an active way of life in which you cannot simply sit in your room all day.
With the great craze surrounding this app, we already can see that the game changes our world in weird ways.