Pokémon Go: 'It's seeing the world in an enchanted way', says FutureFest's Pat Kane

Pokémon Go: 'It's seeing the world in an enchanted way', says FutureFest's Pat Kane

The Pokémon Go app has become a huge hit

Friday, July 15, 2016

Pokémon Go has now been officially released in the UK.

It's the latest gaming sensation that's sweeping the globe, but how excatly does it wotk?

FutureFest curator Pat Kane joined Jonny Gould and Ash to explain.

In case you didn't know, the game uses smartphone GPS to enable users to walk to various real world locations and gain virtual Pokémon and other virtual objects, which help the user in the game.

Kane said: "It's tapping into people's childhood memories. People will literally be seeing the world in an enchanted way.

"What GPS, Google Maps and location based software has done is make cities available to me as a pedestrian, in ways that I couldn't [see] before. I think Pokémon Go is another totally enjoyable layer on top of that."

Listen to the full interview to learn more about it.