Jurassic World Alive, a Pokemon GO-inspired game based on Jurassic World, has been available in select markets for a few months. However, the game is now available most everywhere, with both iOS and Android users able to download and play today.
Jurassic World Alive‘s wide release has been marked with an official trailer that shows how its gameplay works. Much like the Pokemon GO game that inspired it, Jurassic World Alive is an augmented reality experience where players find and capture creatures out in the real world. However, whereas players toss a Pokeball at the collectible creatures in Pokemon GO, they have to shoot dinosaurs with tranquilizer darts in Jurassic World Alive.
The differences between Pokemon GO and Jurassic World Alive don’t end there, however. Jurassic World Alive has a much bigger focus on battling, as the main reason why players are collecting dinosaurs is to create a team to battle other players. See the PvP in action in the game’s trailer:
Jurassic World Alive‘s focus on PvP may very well help the game steal some of Pokemon GO‘s audience. Despite promising PvP since its announcement trailer, Pokemon GO players are still unable to battle each other. Pokemon GO fans who are frustrated by the game’s lack of true PvP may be persuaded into trying out Jurassic World Alive to see if it scratches their PvP itch.
Then again, Pokemon GO fans may stay loyal to Niantic’s game. After all, there have been a number of Pokemon GO clones released since the game’s meteoric rise in popularity, but none have managed to garner the same level attention as the original. It may be that the allure of the Pokemon brand is just too great for similar games to overcome.
All things considered, it will be interesting to see how popular Jurassic World Alive becomes now that it is available to a wider audience.
Jurassic World Alive is out now for iOS and Android mobile devices.