Blizzard Working on Warcraft Pokemon Go Style Game

While there may have been a lot of unhappy Diablo fans over the announcement of Diablo Immortal it turns out that there are a lot of mobile gamers in Blizzard. In fact, they have even more mobile games in the works, including a Warcraft Pokemon Go style game. Why? Because the developers at Blizzard love Pokemon Go and with it consistently being one of the top money making mobile games in the world it just makes good sense. Combine the biggest MMORPG with one of the biggest mobile games and profit while also working on something you love.

The news that Blizzard is working on a Pokemon Go style game based in the Warcraft universe came in part of a long article on Kotaku that looks at the future of Diablo, and in fact the culture currently in Blizzard. The article itself has a number of anonymous sources who either currently work at Blizzard or have recently. It’s a long read, but an important one for anyone who might not understand why Diablo Immortal exists or what is going on at Blizzard at the moment.

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The biggest revelation from Kotaku article is the Warcraft Pokemon Go game. In fact, it’s the only real newsworthy part of the entire article. The rest though, is a very interesting dive into the politics at Blizzard. It often refers to the fact that they’re focusing a lot on cutting costs and feeling pressure from Activision where they weren’t before. There appears to be a shift in the culture of the studio for better or for worse. One of the outcomes of this change is the inclusion of smaller game projects like Diablo Immortal, Warcraftemon Go, and other mobile games.

As for Warcraftemon Go, it will be joining a genre of games that is gaining quite a bit of momentum. It began with Ingress, Pokemon Go’s older brother. Then Pokemon Go was released and Niantic started working on the same type of game but in the Harry Potter universe. There’s also a Jurassic Park game, a totally new IP called Maguss, and even Jesus Christ himself has a version of this style of game.

 

Source: Kotaku

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Catholic Version of Pokemon Go Introduced called Follow JC Go

A new game has been released that is a Catholic version of Pokemon Go called Follow JC Go. The goal of the game is quite simple, head out into the world and collect famous religious figures. There isn’t any fighting in this game and no, you won’t be trying to stuff Saint Patrick in a tiny ball. Instead, you answer some of their questions and if you get them right they’ll join your team. You can also collect items that will allow you to eat, drink, and pray to increase your levels for those stats.

The game also encourages players to do things in real life. If a player passes a church they’ll be encouraged to pray. Going into a hospital players will also be encouraged say a prayer for the sick. There’s also a charity donation button in the app, though which charity the money goes to hasn’t been specified.

The game was made by Fundación Ramón Pané, a Catholic evangelical group in preparation for World Youth Day 2019 which is being held in Panama in January. World Youth Day is an event held regularly for young Catholics to attend from all over the world. Between 300,000 and 5 million youth and their adult supervisors attend the event.

Follow JC Go launched in Spanish on October 19th. It is expected that Portuguese, Italian, and English versions will be released in the coming weeks.

Though it wasn’t made by the Vatican, as has been reported elsewhere Pope Francis has heard about the game and seems to be a fan of it.

“You know, Francis is not a very technological person, but he was in awe, he understood the idea, what we were trying to do: combine technology with evangelization,” Ricardo Grzona, executive director of Fundación Ramón Pané, told Catholic news site Crux Now.

Source: BBC

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