What’s The Next Pokemon Go?
“Come for the king, you best not miss.” – Omar Little
With Pokemon Go becoming the colossal beast of the app market, it’s only a matter of time before we have multiple contenders rising up to usurp the throne. We here at FanBros.com have been researching and trying several apps that could be the next big thing. The technology isn’t new and Pokemon Go isn’t even optimizing or using all of the potential features. So, this has caused many tech companies to find funding and take claim at being the best of the new tech. From AR to BitCoin to VR, here are four of the major picks we have this August. So–what’s the next Pokemon Go?:
While the internet has been going crazy over false speculations of Harry Potter Go, there’s a game hitting the market that actually looks cooler than just a cosmetic skin applied to an already established game. Maguss has been in the works for quite some time and it looks like it will be 3x the game that Pokemon Go currently is.
Instead of just using a map to search for mystical monsters, you also get quests, you gather and craft recipes, there are spells to research and there is player versus player combat. They’re even adding a wand peripheral (pictured above) to be attached to your game via bluetooth. The game is expecting an October release and hopefully we will get to see this game before Warner Bros. decides to either sue them or buy them.
This app is actually already the winner of Coinbase‘s 2014 Bithack Hackathon Award. The concept is simple: It uses Geocaching to allow users to provide a scavenger hunt to find Bitcoin. You invest a minimum of $1 USD, hide it and you search for other Bitcoin to dig up (Pokemon Go-style). It needs a bit of improvement, as I’ve noticed the exact position of my coins have moved around the map but they were obtainable again. I actually made a few dollars (before I dispersed them again back into the game, of course). This is currently available, but with Geocaching so huge right now, this has the potential to be huge enough to change the economy.
This being the iOS equivalent of Coinplanter, it has a stronger focus on user-friendliness. The focus for this game is to take Bitcoin, bury it and then send people searching for it. And you do the same. But, the improvement Takara (Japanese for “treasure”) has over it’s Android counterpart is that you can’t scam or change the GPS of the game. You must create/answer a question specifically to the Takara drop that more than likely is in reference to the surrounding area to verify that you’re there. It’s great for businesses to promote, but I suggest only chasing money drops in safe, public areas (obviously). Takara is currently available in the Apple App Store.
We’ve previously featured Wands in our VRLA review coverage. The game uses the Samsung Gear for a PvP action experience, that features two wizards teleporting around the arena in magical combat. It can find other players online to drop in on battles and also features a spectator mode for others to enjoy on your PC or Television. This game still has my jaw on the floor and anyone looking for a killer app to show off mobile VR will be pointing directly at this for the next year. The release date is scheduled soon for August 18th.
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