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Game: New ‘Jurassic World Alive’ AR Game Is Like Pokémon Go But With Dinosaurs

Jurassic World Alive has landed on the App Store and Google Play today, and bring everything we love about Pokemon GO but with dinosaurs.

According to Mobil-reality:

The premise of Jurassic World revolves around splicing genes to create new dinosaurs, so it is fitting that the location-based AR game is a clone of Pokémon GO merged with the DNA of the Jurassic Park franchise.

…..the game has two main attractions: hunting and fighting.

Players hunt dinosaurs via a map of their surrounding area as determined by GPS. Instead of throwing balls, players pilot a drone above the dinosaurs and shoot darts at the beasts to collect their DNA, with more accurate shots yielding more DNA. Once players collect enough DNA, they can breed the dinosaur in the Creation Lab. Players will also encounter Supply Drops (the game’s version of Pokéstops) to gather in-game items and currency.

Once the dinosaurs are created, players can then view them at varying scales in augmented reality.

Like in Pokemon Go, players can also evolve their dinosaurs into high-caliber beasts. However, in keeping with the source material, Jurassic World Alive also facilitates cross-breeding, where players can combine compatible dinosaurs to create hybrids, which can, in turn, be cross-bred with other non-hybrids to produce Superhybrids.

After players have four dinosaurs in their collection, they can battle other players by launching battle mode. Once ready to fight, players are matched with challengers at a comparable ranking based on trophies earned in the game. Players earn trophies by winning battles, but they can also lose them when defeated.

The game also takes a page out of Niantic’s in-app purchases playbook, with certain in-game items available for purchase with in-game currency, which can be earned via gameplay or purchased with real money. For instance, incubators, which can be acquired through gameplay or purchased, yield resources after a set amount of time (whereas eggs in Pokémon GO hatch Pokémon based on steps).

Ludia also adds their twist on monetization with a VIP subscription. For $9.99 per month, players can access perks like an extended battery for their drone, enabling them to hunt dinosaurs from a greater distance.

The game is the first to use the Google Maps API. Announced earlier this year, Google Maps API is a platform that enables developers to easily build location-based games using Google Maps location data.


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