Pokémon GO to be discussed at Game Developers Conference

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Pokémon GO will be discussed in a dedicated session at the Game Developers Conference 2016.

The session, titled "Catch 'Em All: Pokemon GO and Real World Gaming", will be lead by Niantic founder and CEO John Hanke. Hanke will discuss how the company developed the ideas behind Pokémon GO.

The Game Developers Conference is an annual conference for professional video game developers. In 2016, it will be held from March 14 to 18 (although the expo will run from March 16 to 18).

The date and time of the Pokémon GO session has not been announced. It can be accessed with the following passes: Summits, Tutorials & Bootcamps Pass, All Access Pass.


Over the last three years, Niantic, Inc. has been defining the genre of Real World gaming, using smartphones and tablets to connect the digital world to the physical world. Niantic's newest game, Pokemon GO, ups the challenge of real world gaming design, taking a beloved franchise and setting its hundreds of brightly-colored monsters loose across the globe, adding a new Bluetooth wearable device created by Nintendo to the mix. Join Niantic founder and CEO John Hanke as he discusses how the company has developed a unique vision for delivering a mobile Pokemon experience that gets would-be trainers into the outdoors.

Takeaway Attendees will get a first-hand, in-depth look at how players are interacting and exploring the world with one another through Pokemon GO, the collaborative approach to design and development for the game and the next evolution of augmented reality and real-world mobile gameplay experiences.

  -- Game Developers Conference