A new sensation in mobile gaming, Pokémon Go is a free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. The game was initially released in selected countries on July 6, 2016.
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The uniqueness of the game is that, the players use a mobile device’s GPS to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon. These creatures appear on the screen as if they were in the real-world location as the player.
Pokémon Go quickly became a global phenomenon and was one of the most used mobile apps, reportedly having been downloaded by more than 100 million people worldwide. The game has popularized location-based and augmented reality gaming in the mobile devices. The game has also crated a lot of controversy about being the reason to cause accidents when people play it in all the locations. The game is also accused of causing public nuisance at some locations.
After huge success in the initial countries Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, the game was released in Europe July 13. In the next 10 days the game was made available all over the world. The game is not available in South Korea and China. In China, as Google service is not available, Pokemon Go can not be played. People can play the game by GPS spoofing and downloading from other App stores but, there are no Pokemon to catch in China. Chinese people use another clone game ‘City Spirit Go’ for similar gaming experience.