It used to be that when mentioning augmented reality (AR) videogames only one title came up, Pokemon GO. Nowadays it has got plenty of competition from the likes of The Walking Dead: Ourworld, Ghostbusters World, Reality Clash, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Jurassic World Alive to name just a few. The latter hit mobile devices in 2018 and to celebrate its first anniversary as well as the opening of Universal Studios’ Jurassic World – The Ride, developer Ludia has released a new update called Sanctuaries.
In Jurassic World Alive you play as a new member of the Dinosaur Protection Group (DPG), tasked with caring for and protecting dinosaurs. The new Sanctuaries update allows players to engage with their dinosaurs in new ways, enabling them to feed, interact and play with their dinosaurs in order to earn DNA and build up their dinosaur collection.
For example, remember the famous T-Rex feeding scene with the goat from the first movie, well if you happen to be caring for a T-Rex you can feed it a goat, or how about giving those cunning Raptors something to play with, taking their minds off of hunting you.
It’s not just about looking after your own dinos alone. In the update, players can engage in cooperative play and share Sanctuaries with their Alliance team members so that each team member can care for each other’s dinosaurs.
And there’s still all the popular mechanics which have seen Jurassic World Alive achieve 17 million downloads worldwide such as combining the DNA of collected creatures to create the ultimate hybrid whilst training and levelling up dinosaurs to then take into player-versus-player battles.
As mentioned, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Jurassic World – The Ride will be working in tandem with the videogame. To start with players will soon be able to engage in Strike Events, Treasure Chases and Event Supply Drops at various locations throughout the theme park for a limited time. Then later this summer, players will have the opportunity to collect dinosaurs and track down an exclusive Epic Incubator, a capsule that contains valuable resources, such as dinosaur DNA at the theme park.
Jurassic World Alive is available for iOS and Android for free. For further AR updates, keep reading VRFocus.