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A game like 'Pokémon Go' was released in Korea five years ago?

By jubilantj   Wednesday, July 27, 2016   38,080   566   34
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Apparently, an augmented reality game much like 'Pokémon Go' existed in Korea five years ago. 


Back in 2011, KT Corporation, South Korea's largest communications/telephone company, had introduced an augmented reality game for mobile devices similar to 'Pokémon Go' called 'Olleh Catch Catch.' 


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The game involved the running of an app that would use GPS and a map overlay to reveal the locations of 'monsters' on the streets, much like the explosively popular 'Pokémon Go.' 


Unfortunately, 'Olleh Catch Catch' didn't catch on and phased out in a year following its launch. It appears it failed to gain traction with the mainstream masses as the game lacked the familiarity and popularity of franchises like Pokémon. 



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    bafabifi Thursday, July 28, 2016

    The exact same game ingress was also released years ago, only it was about catching some random monsters. Also by niantic (the creator of pokemon go) but that game failed. To be honest, the pokemon name is really the one that brings this game to where it is now. plus a lot of people know pokemon.

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    Bule_Ciel Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Uh, Oh  here comes drama ...

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    AkaneHaga Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    suit paper ready?

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