Pokemon Go – An American software development company that has headquarters in San Francisco called Niantic Inc. The Company is popularly known for the creation of augmented reality-based mobile games. Like Pokémon Go, Ingress, and another game called the Harry Potter- wizards unite. Niantic developed and published a top-rated mobile game in the year 2016, which made the whole world revolve around the augmented reality world and get involved in the game completely.
Pokémon Go is one of the most popular mobile games of the century. It based on the accessible technology of augmented reality. Pokémon Go is the collaborative work between three big companies, namely the Niantic, the Nintendo, and The Pokémon Company. The Game Freak developed it along with other developers and a complete team of creators, designers, etc. It downloaded from the Google Play Store and the App Store. As it can run on both the devices, the iPhones and Androids as well.
The game connected to the device’s Global Positioning System (GPS) to locate the position of some game-based particular creatures called Pokémon. After the user determines the nearest Pokémon, then the next step to capture the Pokémon. Then train for future battles with other Pokémons. The whole concept of the game based on the top-rated 90s cartoon series with the same name. It had the particular creatures called Pokémon.
The game makes the player wholly involved in the world of Pokémons. The game feature shows the Pokémons near to the player’s location with the help of a map, and when the player reaches the area of the Pokémon, then he/she can capture the Pokémon and earn rewards. Initially, when the game launched, it had only 150 Pokémon Species which has dramatically increased to 500 species.
The basis of the game is a freemium model of business. The game is free to download while it supports the feature of in-app purchases to unlock exclusive features of the game.
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Pokemon Go Let You Play With Monster Friends
By the year 2020, Niantic has planned to add a whole new feature to Pokémon Go. That allows the player to not only just capture and train their Pokémons but also feed them with ‘Berries’. The function called the ‘Buddy Adventure’ which helps to get more involved in the augmented reality game. With the help of the new feature, the player will be able to move along with his/her monster pal who seen on Pokémon Go’s map.
The makers and developers of Pokémon say that the augmented reality game enables the player to unlock new features as the player nears the specific Pokémon. Each Pokémon has particular eccentricities that transform into a particular behaviour as the game progresses. As as the player nears the ‘Ultra Buddy’ level, the monster pal of the player leads him/her to the nearest points. Where the player can unlock new features or earn rewards. So, to be friends with the Pokémon, the player needs to offer them berries as if in real life.
A new feature also awaits the augmented reality game, Pokémon Go which introduced after the Buddy Adventure feature. The new feature called the shared augmented reality feature, and it enables the player to take selfies and pictures with their monster pals and their friend. This new feature will be a blend of real-life experience and augmented reality. The features enable on phone systems which support the AR+ mode of function of Pokémon Go