In Brief

Could Pokemon Go spawn a Game of Thrones game?

Westeros could come to a location near you as the clamour grows for more augmented reality adventures

Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm, with towns and cities taken over by crowds of players eagerly hunting for the rare pocket monsters.

But, says developer Niantic, amateur Pokemon trainers might not be the only smartphone urban adventurers you'll be seeing gathering in the streets.

Speaking to GameSpot, product marketing lead Archit Bhargava revealed a desire to create a Pokemon Go-style game for Game of Thrones.

"My personal fantasy is like a Game of Thrones game where Westeros is mapped out on Earth and you join House Stark or whatever," he said.

He added that popular board games such as Risk could also be good candidates for the transition to augmented reality, smartphone-based adventures.

The revelation is far from official confirmation that fans will soon be setting off on Game of Thrones quests of their own, but it is far from an implausible idea, says The Independent.

Using the same mechanics of Pokemon Go – players hunting for imaginary monsters in real-world spots – a "virtual war for the Iron Throne" could work just as well.

More AR games are expected after the rapid success of Pokemon Go and with an average 25.1 million viewers per episode for season six, Game of Thrones would be a good franchise to pick up.

The paper also singles out Harry Potter as a possibility – indeed, fans have already set up a petition demanding such a game and have almost hit their 10,000 goal.

Recommended

Emmy Awards 2021 - in pictures
Olivia Colman
In pictures

Emmy Awards 2021 - in pictures

Apple event product launches: iPhone 13, Watch Series 7 and more
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini come in five aluminium colours
In Focus

Apple event product launches: iPhone 13, Watch Series 7 and more

What next for GB News after Andrew Neil quits?
Andrew Neil and Nigel Farage
In Depth

What next for GB News after Andrew Neil quits?

Specs appeal: will privacy concerns hit Facebook smart glasses sales?
Ray-Ban Stories
In Focus

Specs appeal: will privacy concerns hit Facebook smart glasses sales?

Popular articles

Doctor says we should not sleep naked because of flatulent spraying
The feet of a person sleeping in a bed
Tall Tales

Doctor says we should not sleep naked because of flatulent spraying

The man tasked with putting a price on 9/11’s lost lives
Kenneth Feinberg at a Congressional hearing
Profile

The man tasked with putting a price on 9/11’s lost lives

Abba returns: how the Swedish supergroup and their ‘Abba-tars’ are taking a chance on a reunion
Abba on stage
In Brief

Abba returns: how the Swedish supergroup and their ‘Abba-tars’ are taking a chance on a reunion

The Week Footer Banner