Pokemon GO was originally designed to be a social game of sorts, where players were expected to go out and walk around and play with other players. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it forced players to stay at home. Niantic for the most part did a good job at implementing features that helped players play from home.
Social distancing is the key to helping countries and its healthcare systems better manage the current coronavirus pandemic. This means that simple activities such as going outside for a jog, a stroll, a bike ride, are no longer encouraged. It also means that players who have been going out to play games like Pokemon GO are now stuck at home.
To help curb the spread of the coronavirus, people have been advised to stay home if possible and to avoid going to crowded places where there is a chance that someone in the crowd might have the virus, which could then be spread to others. So where does this leave games like Pokemon GO that require players to walk around outdoors?
One of the things to love about Android is its customizability and flexibility. For example, users can create custom recovery partitions on their devices where they can use it to flash custom ROMs, root their devices, make backups, and so on, in more robust and alternate ways apart from the official Google method.
The concept of augmented reality gaming isn’t really all that new, but admittedly it took off in a huge way when Niantic launched Pokemon GO. We imagine that the popularity of the Pokemon franchise probably played a big role in helping the game achieve its success, but regardless, it did help take AR gaming to the mainstream.
If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, there’s a good chance that you’ve probably heard about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. This is a new augmented reality game by Niantic, the same company that brought us Pokemon GO. Now, the game has been out for a little while now, but if you’re wondering what’s missing, could it be dragons?
Niantic had previously confirmed that it would release Harry Potter: Wizards Unite on June 21st. However, if you live in of these two countries, you will be able to play the game a day early on an iOS or Android device. Niantic is likely opening up the game to early adopters a day before the official launch so as to prevent server overloads that were experienced with Pokemon Go.
Building on the success of Pokemon GO and the trend in augmented reality (AR) based games, Niantic revealed a couple of years ago that they were working on a new AR game similar to Pokemon GO. The main difference is that this game will be based on the Harry Potter franchise which would offer up similar gameplay, but in a new world and new settings.
Many might be familiar with Niantic as the developer of the popular augmented reality game, Pokemon GO. However, years before Pokemon GO became a reality, the company was actually developing another AR based game in the form of Ingress, which admittedly did not quite receive the same level of attention that Pokemon GO did.
As some of you might have heard, the folks at Niantic are developing a new game in the form of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. From what we can tell, it is expected to be similar in concept to Pokemon GO, except that it will be based on the Harry Potter franchise. The game is expected to be released in the near future, and the good news is that you can […]
Pokemon Go developer Niantic confirmed earlier this month that it would be rolling out an AR portrait mode for the popular game on Android. This feature is called “Go Snapshot” and it lets players use the app to take AR photos. This feature is now live for Pokemon Go on Android devices.
Pokemon GO was extremely popular when it was launched and it’s not hard to see why. This is because the game is based on the Pokemon franchise which is popular in its own right, plus it leveraged the use of augmented reality technology which gave it a bit of a novelty factor. However with Niantic delaying some of the more in-demand features for so long, we’re sure some probably wondered […]
Niantic started off as a startup formed within Google where they experimented with the use of augmented reality (AR) technology through a game known as Ingress. It might not have been particularly well-known due to the fact that the game was invitation-only at the start, plus you could almost say that society wasn’t particularly ready for AR at that time.
If trainer battles/PvP was a feature of Pokemon GO that you have been anticipating, you’ll be pleased to learn that not too long after teasing the availability of the feature, Niantic has confirmed that the feature will be released by the end of the year, making it about 2 years or so since the game was first launched.