Recently, a game named Pokemon Go has just added billions of dollars to Nintendo’s revenue. Pokemon Go is a real game changer for augmented reality. Since the few days of the launch of this game it has crossed over 22 million daily active users when compared to Candy Crush’s peak audience of 21 million users. The statistics revealed that on an average a user spends 35 minutes on Pokemon Go which far exceeds than facebook -20 minutes, Snapchat- 17 minutes and twitter- 16 minutes. It is also claimed that the daily revenue generated by Pokemon Go game is more than $1.7 million. Those who were lacking interest in video games are really surprised to see the immediate influx of Pokemon. The launch of this game has increased the total revenue by 8.0 billion dollars.
Pocket dragon is the short form of Pokemon. This game works by catching and training the monsters in order to fight with the other opponents also. This game is divided into two primary parts. The first part is the real searching key part of the whole series because it utilizes your location to track where you are. You can play it individually but it becomes more entertaining when it is shared with other users.
Technologies behind Pokemon Go mobile app
There are many considerations about a complicated Mobile game for mobile platforms like iOS and android. It is rather significant to determine the bucks required to create the gaming app like Pokemon go. The development alone can consume more than 2 years of teamwork which requires sophisticated tools and high configuration game servers to host the game.
A GPS based game – Pokemon Go
This game is highly integrated with Unity 3D engine which lead to use Google map as a texture in the game. This location determination facility awareness through GPS directs the player to one of the millions identified points of interest known as PokeStops.
Below Image depicting the usage of Geolocation in Pokemon Go
App Notifications: Keep your players informed
The Pokémon go is missing the most important functionality called Push Notification. By integrating push notification we can keep the players engaged with the game. The other benefits of implementing push notification make the players chase, battle and level up. This feature helps to lure the players by sending timely notification. Also high level of loyalty is earned with this notification feature.
Guess how much it will cost to develop a game like Pokemon Go?
Are you planning to develop a game like Pokemon? If you sum of all the costs, you will find out that this project is highly expensive and time consuming. Developing something less superior with minimum enticing feature can be a best idea. We cannot say exactly when a particular app will go viral, so don’t wait to turn your idea into reality. The cost includes the design of the game, development procedure and quality assurance. Other features like augmented reality, in-app purchases and location awareness when implemented will raise the total cost of app development.
After reading the above article you would have got the clear idea about the essence of the game Pokemon Go. Also you would have felt the perfect amalgamation of augmentation reality and GPS in a mobile game. If you are looking to develop a game like this then kindly contact us, we will help you in each and every ways.