Universal, in partnership with top mobile-game publisher, Ludia, today announced the worldwide launch of Jurassic World Alive on the App Store and Google Play Store, the follow up to their hit 2015 mobile title, Jurassic World: The Game. Jurassic World Alive brings players up close with their favorite prehistoric creatures from the Jurassic World film franchise using location-based technology and augmented reality (AR).
In Jurassic World Alive, players will encounter and collect a variety of dinosaurs while exploring their own neighborhoods and cities. They will discover rare and awe-inspiring creatures featured in Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomÔ, have the ability to level them up and strengthen their team for real-time player-versus-player battles.
“We believe this is what fans have been waiting for – to bring Jurassic World into their world in ways only the latest technology can make possible,” said Chris Heatherly, Executive Vice President of Games and Digital Platforms, Universal Brand Development. “For fans who have always wanted to engage with dinosaurs, Jurassic World Alive will allow them to interact with these magnificent creatures in extraordinary ways.”
Jurassic World Alive lets players discover dinosaurs by locating them on a map and deploying an in-game drone to collect DNA samples. This gives players the ability to level up and create genetically modified dinosaurs in a lab, then compete in real-time player-versus-player arena battles to earn more rewards. By leveraging the latest offerings in AR technology, users can interact with their collection of virtual dinosaurs in the real world, capture those moments through photos and video and share them with friends and family.
“With Jurassic World Alive, our goal is for audiences to be fully immersed in a world with living dinosaurs in a way that’s never been possible until today,” said Alex Thabet, President and CEO of Ludia. “Players will have the opportunity to connect with fellow Jurassic World fans who can search for dinosaurs together, as well as challenge each other in a unique real-time PvP battle mode accessible anywhere, anytime.”
To celebrate the game launch, Walmart and AMC Theatres® will offer players more ways to unlock valuable in-game content. Starting June 6 through July 31, players who visit participating Walmart retail stores in the U.S. and Canada and open the game on their devices can locate an enhanced Walmart-branded Supply Drop with in-game rewards. Players can then snap a picture or take a video of a dinosaur using the game’s AR feature in the store and post to their social media channels with #JWUnleashed. Players can also head to any AMC location in the U.S. starting June 6 through July 31, to track down rare AMC-branded incubators, which are capsules that contain valuable resources, such as dinosaur DNA.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives in theaters across Canada and the U.S. on June 22, 2018. Tickets for the film are available now at Fandango.com/JurassicWorld.