Excited by the gathered group of teenagers outside of your church door on Sunday Morning? Well you should be, they are there to share together as they interact with a new free to play, location based reality game — "Pokemon Go."
Welcome them, engage them in conversation about the 'Pokemon' that they have seen or 'captured.'
If you're serving coffee then offer them something too..
Better still — down load the application on your own phone and see what it that they're up to outside your church doors....
Pokémon Go is a free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game developed and published by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. It was initially released in selected countries in July 2016. In the game, players use a mobile device's GPS capability to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear on the screen as if they were in the same real-world location as the player.
Pokémon Go was released to mixed reviews, but enormous popularity. Reviewers praised the game's concept and the incentive to be more active in the real world, while criticizing technical issues apparent at launch. Despite such reviews, it quickly became an overnight global phenomenon and one of the most used mobile apps, reportedly having been downloaded by more than 100 million people worldwide. It was credited with popularizing location-based and augmented reality gaming, as well as for promoting physical activity. However, it has also attracted controversy for contributing to accidents and becoming a public nuisance at some locations.
Once it was Twister now it's Pokemon Go -
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