In the summer of 2016, the Pokémon Go phenomenon took the world by storm as hoards of people rushed outdoors to collect their little pocket monsters. A year after its release the game had been downloaded more than 750 million times, making other major franchises crane their necks. Sure enough, more companies are jumping onto the location-based, augmented reality train and, according to the Verge, one of those is the Jurassic Park/World franchise.
Later this spring Jurassic World Alive will debut, allowing players to collect and interact with dinosaurs just chilling outside. “Players discover dinosaurs by locating them on a map and deploying an in-game drone to collect DNA samples,” developer Ludia explained to the Verge.
The augmented reality experience will have players taking photos of dinosaurs as they roam around your local area. The creatures can be leveled up once captured, and you can battle your T-Rex or velociraptor against other players. The home screen of the game is a map that looks a lot like the one in Pokémon Go, and will help navigate you to dinos in your area.
Other video games connected to the Jurassic Park franchise are on their way, including Jurassic World Evolution, a theme park simulation that will be available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime this summer.
Alive is set to debut on both iPhone and Android this spring, ahead of the release of the new movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which hits theaters on June 22. You can pre-register for the game on its official site to get updates about its release.