Jurassic World: Alive
Announced today as a location-based game using augmented reality, Jurassic World: Alive will be released on mobile devices in the weeks to come. Available through the App Store or Google Play, the game is slated to be released ahead of the upcoming film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom which lands June 22nd.
Launching globally on iOS and Android the game features the aforementioned location-based technology and augmented reality that helped make Pokemon: GO so popular. Players can expect to dino-hunt their local areas for a wide range of prehistoric beasts, including some exclusive to the Jurassic World movie franchise. Further features include:
- Creating genetically modified dinos
- Levelling up their creations
- Fighting other players online
- Taking photos in AR of discovered dinos
- Deploying an ingame drone to take DNA samples
Jurassic World: Alive will be Ludia Studios third game in this franchise following Jurassic Park Builder and Jurassic World: The Game. The studio was founded in 2007 and focussed on licensed franchise games for most of its time. They’ve developed content on console and mobile for IPs ranging from tv shows such as “The Price is Right” and “Family Feud” to a successful partnership with Universal and rights to develop games for any of their movie franchises, which include Jurassic World and Fast and the Furious.
Ludia Studios changed focus to free-to-play games in 2011, both Jurassic titles have been well received and they’ve made high profile quality mobile content for a strong minute. It follows on then that we can all look forward to some genuinely fun AR dino-hunting soon, for free, with the occasional voluntary micro-transaction to ensure that my velociraptor pack will definitely take out your genetically enhanced monstrosity!
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