'Jurassic World Alive' Wants You to Capture Dinosaurs, Pokemon Go-Style

Pablo Tucker
March 8, 2018

Your job, as a member of the Dinosaur Protection Group (DPG), is to find the dinosaurs in your area and collect its DNA with the use of a virtual drone. The game, which will be in the same vein as Pokemon Go brings the dinosaurs of the films to life through your phone, which is probably as close as we will get to visiting the real Jurassic Park until scientists get that whole DNA thing worked out. Well Jurassic World Alive is another Pokemon Go clone that could be more of the better games of this type out there. Developed by Ludia Games, Jurassic World Alive is available for pre-register in the play store. In a very Pokemon Go-like way, the developer said players are even able to assemble the "perfect dinosaur strike team" and "take on risky threats in real-time PVP arena battles" with other players.

Variety reports that Jurassic World Alive will be "the first Jurassic World mobile game that will use augmented reality to allow users to interact with dinosaurs as if they were physically present". If you've seen the most recent Jurassic World movie then I'm sure you can extrapolate on why that's a bad idea.

Reportedly the game will be released for Android and iPhone and iPad devices sometime this spring, possibly synchronized somehow with the release of the new movie, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Alex Thabet, President and CEO of Ludia, says: "With Jurassic World Alive, our goal is for audiences to be fully immersed into a world with living dinosaurs in a way that's never been possible until today".

You'll also be able to pit your dinos and against other players' dinos in battles or you can simply show off your creations to the world by taking selfies with them. She has experience in developing a couple of park management mobile games based on Jurassic Park. There will be over 100 dinosaurs to unlock at launch, but more can be expected down the line. Pokemon Go players will find themselves instantly familiar with the game.

Garfield Go doesn't even try to pretend it's anything more than a copycat, putting it right in the name and even advertising on its official site that it's for players who "enjoy geocaching or playing other location-based games, like Pokemon Go, Seek or Munzee".

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