This PokemonGo game is a phenomenon! It touches on ALL the right ideas for a great app! Millenials + Childhood Nostalgia + Exercise + Gamification + Augmented Reality = Huge Win.
I am trying to find a way to monetize this in some way! Anybody got any suggestions!
This IS the next big thing!
We spent all weekend hunting Pokemon. Every part of me ached after that. We are completely and utterly addicted to this game as a family. We’ve gotten more exercise this weekend together and it has been GREAT fun.
We are so on the same page! I was wondering the same thing about finding a way to monetize this. I also wondered with my spy theme course how I could incorporate something like this. So much research to do….
Perhaps it’s because I’ve been on this mountain for so long and I live in a bush, but I have no idea what PokemonGo game is. Help me understand your enthusiasm!!!!
Bradley, Pokemon Go is a augmented reality mobile game that uses your phone’s GPS and clock and makes Pokemon appear around you that you can catch. It’s a way to get people out into the real world (and exercising) while playing essentially a video game. There are Pokestops (usually local landmarks) where you can get free goodies like Pokeballs and potions to help you evolve your Pokemon.
We spent 3 hours at 3 local parks hunting for Pokemon. We walked nearly 4 miles. We ran into tons of other people hunting Pokemon as well, sharing tips and tricks. It really has us getting out and walking a LOT more than normal.
LOL, I went Pokemon hunting with my 21 year old last night. I don’t remember the last time I walked so much! I had so much fun. It was like midnight and there were at least 300 people there. This is one of the most brilliant concepts for bringing communities together and get millennials out of their man-caves (woman-caves?) 🙂
@bradleytmorris check out the pictures below so you can see what it looks like
My husband, a personal trainer, has been trying to get me to exercise more consistently for 21 years. He said, he was amazed it only took such a simple concept as a Pokemon game, to get me walking every day. I have walked more since I downloaded the game on Friday last week than I have in the last 4 months combined. No kidding!
AND everywhere we go hunting Pokemon, we always run into other people playing too. @elijah I saw an ad online from someone that was charging $30 an hour to drive people around that are searching for Pokemon. That’s one way to monetize….
I downloaded it after seeing this thread and hearing a couple students talking about it.
Now, I just need to clear out some of the pending tasks so I can go catch that Pikachu (mostly to torment my students! 😉 ).
Crazy!!! Nintendo is worth today $70 BILLION more than last week thanks to Pokemon GO
One of my friends, who is not into gaming, asked how to create a viral sensation like this.
I pointed out that they are leveraging the 20- and 30-somethings that grew up playing all the Pokemon games. So, the short answer to creating a viral sensation is to create a solid line of products decades earlier…
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