Here's a bit about it on NPR
Did you not follow that link? Of course you didn't. In a nutshell, the Pokemon people are using the GPS and camera on your phone to create an "Augmented Reality" game. AR is going to be the way of the future. Within a decade kids will be running through the park wearing goofy goggles and fighting dragons, making Pokemon GO seem pathetic, but for now it's AWESOME. The object is to walk around in the real world and capture little creatures in real places like the park across the street or the fountain downtown. You train these creatures to evolve from cute little cuddlies into ferocious killers and then you pit them against other players' creatures at cock-fight style arenas called "gyms" that are, again, in actual places. The reality of this world can only be seen through your phone (for now) and it looks like this.
|That's us at home on the porch. The purple ring is "incense" to attract Pokemon|
|The park down the street has 8 Pokestops and a Gym where we can do battle once we reach Level 5|
|There was an "oddish" in our walkway! Liam is pretty good at throwing Pokeballs to catch them|
|This pig statue in our park is a Pokestop|
|So is the canoe in front of Liam's Boys and Girls Club. They give you Pokeballs and other cool stuff.|
I've named him "Liam-ra the Mighty" and he's destined to be the defending gladiator champion of the Giorgi Park gym, MARK MY WORDS!
|All, for the kids...of course.|