"Jurassic World Alive" Video Game Is Basically "Pokemon Go" With Dinosaurs
Mar 08 2018
It's clear from the initial information released about the game that Alive will function very similarly to Pokemon GO in that respect.
No? Just us? Well, anyway, it's been more than a year since Pokemon Go exploded onto the scene and influenced a whole new trend of AR-based games, such as the upcoming Walking Dead, Harry Potter, and Ghostbusters experiences, but this latest one is probably one of the most exciting. The other unique premise seems plucked straight from the recent Jurassic World movies, where players can use their hard-earned DNA to play God and create their own hybrid dinosaurs.
Jurassic World Alive isn't the only new AR title in the works. Thanks to an in-game drone that can be deployed at any time, players can collect dinosaur DNA nearby.
Players can see dinosaurs in their immediate vicinity on an in-game map and some of them will be tied to specific locations. It is also a location-based game, albeit one where players will find virtual dinosaurs roaming around the virtual landscape instead of Pokemon. "Explore your surrounding area to find your favorite dinosaurs".
Then that's where the fun stuff really starts as you can eventually have your dinosaurs fight other players' dinosaurs in matches that will probably resemble, you guessed it, Pokemon. Also, unlike Pokémon GO, Alive will launch with PVP battles, which is something that Niantic has been accused of missing out from their game. The developer previously worked on 2012's Jurassic Park Builder and 2015's Jurassic World: The Game.
The game will have over 100 dinosaurs available at launch but developer Ludia says that it will be regularly updated with more species, including special "hybrid" and "super hybrid" animals with presumably better stats and "more advanced capabilities".