West Pier Studio’s Senior QA Tester and gaming enthusiast, Davyd Atkins from Brighton says:
“Pokémon games have been around for almost twenty years now, with the first released in 1998, and 22 games released in the main series to date. It is an incredibly popular franchise from Nintendo, which goes some way to explaining the phenomenal success of Go. Combining the Pokémon core gameplay experience, where you explore a virtual world collecting monsters, with Ingress, which takes you out exploring the real world, was a logical progression.
Going forwards, location aware gaming, where your position in the real world and how you move around it matters, may become more common. With wearable technology like the iWatch, games could track your activity and movements and use that to reward you with progress, be it on a mobile game, or maybe when you get back to your games console.”
We look forward to the next few years and cannot wait to discover what is next for the games industry. We certainly feel very lucky to be a part of such a thriving and exciting community in Games Development.