Monthly Archives: September 2016

Pokémon Go, Go! No 13

The Finnish Science Center Heureka had a successful Pokémon Go day last Saturday. Over 2000 players of different ages took part of the happening and chased Pokémons in the Heureka surroundings.

The theme of the event was to understand the phenomenon through gaming research by two leading researchers Frans Mäyrä from the University of Tampere and Johannes Koski from the University of Turku.

They explained the gaming experience and success of Pokémon Go and predicted, that this is just the start to location based gaming, gaming after the map information and gaming attached to the AR features.

Heureka Pokémon Go day Sat Sept 10th 2016

Pokémon Go, Go! No 12

In the southern park in Helsinki (Kaisaniemenpuisto for the locals) we have a traffic sign warning of the Pokémon Go players.

This is fun, check out the photo and enjoy!

Finnish HeSa about the Pokémon Go traffic sign

 

 

 

Pokémon Go, Go! No 11

Apple made the product launch this morning. Their Apple Watch Series 2 is water proof, swimming proof and Apple has been business partnering with Niantic Labs in Apple Watch development.

This means Apple made a promise to all Pokémon Go players to chase Pokémons in swimming pools, wild water, oceans and lakes!  Do all the Pokémons know how to swim and dive?

The Verge of today’s Apple launch