As of two days ago, PokÃ©mon Go was made available in the UK (woohoo!). Making the childhood and teenage dreams of Generation Y come true, the original cult game has now got its virtual reality form. Users of the game can catch PokÃ©mon (virtual creatures) in real life via their smartphones, thanks to the use of phone cameras and GPS.
So, something strange occurred in GIANT HQ…
When PokÃ©mon Go players are on the move in the real world, the virtual PokÃ©mon character moves on the map with them. Players progress to different levels, and can earn points from doing particular activities.
PokÃ©Stops are locations in the game where players are able to gather items such as Poke Balls to capture more PokÃ©mon. These are prominent places nearby to players, and guess what? Giant Towers is one of them! So far, the game has made around $1.6 million (£1.2 million) from iPhone users in the USA.
Have you been playing PokÃ©mon Go? Tweet us your PokÃ©mon Go pictures at @SleepingGiantM! P.S. We’ve heard on the PokÃ©-sphere that the game has been draining players’ battery and data… Did you know that you can download Google Maps specifically for PokÃ©mon Go which will save on your data and battery? Find out more here!