The popularity of Niantic’s Pokemon GO, which is still one of the top grossing games on Google Play in many countries, it was inevitable that more games would begin to take advantage of the GPS and augmented reality capabilities of smartphones. The Harry Potter franchise is getting its AR game with Wizards Unite, 4:33 is publishing Ghostbusters World, and now players can pre-register for Ludia’s Jurassic World Alive.
The setup for Alive is that dinosaurs have escaped Jurassic World and are now roaming the streets. Players take the role of a member of the DPG, a group dedicated to protecting dinosaurs. As a member of the DPG players will need to find, collect, create, and battle a variety of dinosaurs.
As with other GPS enabled augmented reality titles, players will be able to find dinosaurs in real world locations. Once found, players will use their (virtual) drone and collect DNA samples. Players will be also be able to power up their creatures and take them into battle in the game’s promised real-time PVP battles.
Players who want to be the first to experience the game can pre-register on Google Play or the game’s official website. Users that pre-register will receive an in-game reward at launch.
Jurassic World Alive will most likely be free and contain in app purchases. Here is an excerpt from the game’s description and a trailer with more information:
EXPLORE your world with location-based technology and discover dinosaurs on a map. Identify behavior patterns to track specific species in their natural habitats.
COLLECT rare and powerful breeds by flying a drone with precise accuracy. Capture DNA samples and maintain a full roster of thriving prehistoric animals.
CREATE hybrid creatures by combining the genetic traits of multiple species to develop their strengths and abilities.
BATTLE a strike team of dinosaurs to defend against threats to your mission and challenge others in real-time PVP competitive arenas.
EARN rewards such as in-game currency and battery life for your drone by finding Supply Drops on the map.
Interested? Check out the AR game on Google Play.