Mobile augmented reality games are in vogue . We have the , the hype of and . Even . That’s why we should not be surprised if the last one to get on the bandwagon was the Catholic Church itself .
In an attempt to modernize their methods of evangelization and encourage the approach of the Catholic religion to young people, comes Follow JC GO , available since a couple of days in both the Google Play Store and the App Store . The application, or rather the game, has been launched on the occasion of the World Youth Day in Panama , which will be held at the end of January 2019.
As explained in his release video, the main objective of the game is to follow Jesus Christ while looking for different characters of the Bible , in the style of “Pokémon hunter”. The game uses the same mechanics as Pokémon GO , in which the player will move in a geolocated way through a map created by augmented reality . In this way, the player will explore the streets of his own city and linking the universe of the game with the real world: for example, you can discover churches and other points of religious interest.
As you have already learned, the main difference with Pokémon GO lies in the religious component. As you progress in the game you will have to answer questionnaires about the Bible and the Christian religion, at the same time that you will form your own team of evangelization thanks to the saints, Marian apparitions and biblical characters that you are capturing. Through this dynamic, the player can learn different aspects of the Christian religion in an entertaining and original way, since each “capture” will include its corresponding information in the form of a letter.
As in Pokémon GO you can establish contact with other players and also communicate with them , as long as they are in the same city as you. And beware because
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