Pokémon Go Stayed at Home and Triumphed Over the Pandemic

Harshal Karvande
Game Design Post
Published in
4 min readJul 16, 2020

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It’s time to get moving — your real-life adventures await! — Niantic Post

Pokémon Go is a f2p collect and battle AR game, developed and published by Niantic in collaboration with The Pokémon Company, that pushes players worldwide to step outside and find, catch, battle and train Pokémon that appear in real-world locations using the phone’s GPS.

Since the core game relies on moving on a map based on a player’s geographical location and due…

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Harshal Karvande
Game Design Post

Game Design Lead at Rovio (Small Town Murders), formerly Game Design Lead at Zynga (FarmVille 2). https://www.linkedin.com/in/harshalkarvande/