Heard of Pokémon Go? Yes, Obviously! But, if not then you must read on.
Pokémon Go was announced last year amid much hype. The app was in beta testing for the past few months and was highly anticipated to get released. The app was already expected to be a hit, but nobody knew that it would break records just within a few days of its launch.
Niantic Labs' creation hits the gaming world
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!
It includes microtransactions within the game. Users can buy PokéCoins to exchange them for Poké Balls, and other items. The game also includes a offer under which a gamer can spend $35 on a physical wearable device to catch Pokémon easily.
What made it so popular!
It is because of its simple yet interesting gameplay that it has picked up really fast amongst users. Interesting point is that it has already become bigger than the popular dating app Tinder, and apparently, is about to surpass micro blogging site Twitter!
How to install it!
The app first started rolling out in select countries, including Australia and New Zealand, and soon became available in other countries including US as well, on the App Store and Google Play. Gaming enthusiasts in India, however, awaits its launch. But if you are eager to play the game right away on Android device, you can download the APK from this APK mirror site.
Those on Apple iOS, can check 148apps to create a foreign iTunes account and download the game early!