July 13, 2016 8:24 pm | Updated 5 years ago.
Pokémon GO, a newly manufactured augmented reality game for both iPhone and Android devices is taking US, Australia and New Zealand by storm. The latest version is a reality game that urges players to hunt for digital Pokemon on their smartphones, using GPS and a special set of algorithms designed by the company Niantic Labs. The major breakthrough is unlike other video games, as it requires physical explorations. In order to make an assortment of Pokémon, players will have to walk to a particular location and spy them on their smartphone. When seen through the camera of a smartphone the creatures will pop out automatically alongside physical objects.
The application is free and can be easily downloadable. Soon after it’s launched it shot up and occupied the number one slot as the most downloaded app in the United States. Shares of Nintendo stock also jumped driven by the popularity of the game.
Date of Publication: July11, 2016