Jurassic World Alive will offer Pokémon Go-style AR gameplay with dinosaurs

  • Jurassic World Alive is the latest mobile AR game for Android and iOS, and it’s coming this spring.
  • Based on the Jurassic Park-World movie franchise, players collect virtual dinosaurs in real world settings.
  • Your dinosaurs can battle ones collected by other players.

Mobile game Pokémon Go became an instant hit in mid 2016 thanks largely to its use of augmented reality (AR). It let players explore the real world to collect Pokémon creatures. Today, a new mobile AR game was announced that shares some of Pokémon Go’s gameplay features. However, instead of cute anime animals, Jurassic Park Alive offers players a chance to collect huge virtual dinosaurs.

The game, from developer Ludia, uses the premise that all those genetically-created dinosaurs from the movies managed to leave their island home of Isla Nublar and are now roaming the entire world. Your job, as a member of the Dinosaur Protection Group (DPG), is to find the dinosaurs in your area and collect its DNA with the use of a virtual drone. Those DNA samples can be taken back to your “lab” to be used to make more, “cooler” hybrid creatures. You can even take your collected team of hybrids and have them battle dinosuars controlled by other players.

The game is set for release this spring, ahead of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arriving in theaters on June 22. You can pre-register for Jurassic World Alive right now at the Google Play Store and get a free in-game gift when it goes live.

This is just the latest mobile AR game announced based on a major franchise. There are other AR games in the works based on Ghostbusters, The Walking Dead and Harry Potter, the latter of which is being developed by the Pokémon Go team at Niantic Labs.