Universal will return to Jurrasic Park with the release of a new Pokemon GO-style mobile game called Jurrasic World Alive.
Jurassic World Alive will allow players to collect one of 100 different types of roaming dinosaurs and design their own by using a DNA system. It’s clear from the initial information released about the game that Alive will function very similarly to Pokemon GO in that respect. That is to say that it lets players roam the streets and find AR- projected wild dinosaurs that can be captured via an undisclosed gameplay method.
However, Alive will distinguish itself from Pokemon GO by catering to the laziest among us. Instead of always having to leave the house when you want to capture dinosaurs, the game will offer the option to deploy a digital drone and patrol a small area around your house for any T-Rex types that may or may not be in your neighborhood. Ironically, the developers are touting the appeal of this system by praising its “flexibility” even though the decidedly unflexible will get the most – or fewest – miles out of the mechanic.
So what do you do with your dinosaurs besides collect them? Well, it appears that you’ll be able to do battle with other players in some form or fashion. However, development studio Ludia – who has been tasked with pulling a Hammond – haven’t yet disclosed how, exactly, that mechanic will work.
What we can tell you about Jurassic World is that it likely won’t let you be able to capture a wild Jeff Goldblum and that it will be released for Android and iOS devices sometime soon.
We’re quite surprised the wave of Pokemon GO…homages have taken this long to arrive, but between this and the Harry Potter AR game that’s supposedly in the works, it appears that you’ll soon have many more opportunities to replace the real world with the fantasy one of your choice.