After the massive success of Pokemon Go, and the new capabilities offered by the ARKit and ARCore toolsets, a number of franchises are looking to augmented reality (AR) to bring a world to life. The latest is Jurassic World Alive, an AR mobile app that lets users collect dinosaurs.
Jurassic World Alive is the result of a partnership between franchise holders Universal and videogame developers Ludia, and is the third title to be produced by the partnership. The app will use location-based technology to let users find and collect dinosaurs.
Users of the app will be able to explore their city or neighbourhood and find dinosaurs featured in the Jurassic World movie, as well as those from the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film. Users will be able to collect dinosaurs, and create their own hybrid creatures in a lab, then pose and take AR pictures with their creatures and share them on social media.
Alex Thabet, President and CEO of Ludia, says: “With Jurassic World Alive, our goal is for audiences to be fully immersed into a world with living dinosaurs in a way that’s never been possible until today. We’re giving them the opportunity to explore and connect with like-minded players while building and interacting with these powerful prehistoric species.”
“Jurassic World fans have long dreamed of seeing these majestic and sometimes frightening creatures in real life. With the location and AR technology available today, we can finally make that dream a reality,” said Chris Heatherly, Executive Vice President of Games and Digital Platforms, Universal Brand Development. “We are thrilled to once again work with Ludia and think this will be the biggest and most exciting game in the franchise yet!”
Jurassic World Alive will launch worldwide on 22nd June 2018 for Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Interested users can visit the official website to pre-register to receive a free in-game item upon launch. Further news on this and other upcoming new AR apps will be right here on VRFocus.