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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is this summer’s anticipated action film and will be hitting theaters on June 22nd. What better way to celebrate the return of Chris Pratt fighting and outwitting dinosaurs than downloading the new Jurassic World Alive augmented reality app by Ludia.

Dinos in Your Neighborhood

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Much like Pokemon Go, the AR app uses GPS and Google Maps to help fans of the franchise locate, collect, and train 100 dinosaurs by walking around neighborhoods, going on hikes, visiting stores, parks, and other locations. The Jurassic World Alive app is compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and uses ARCore to make the dinosaurs come alive on screen by being overlayed on top of real-world images in real time.

Players are to collect and level up captured rare, epic, and legendary dinosaurs as a member of the Dinosaur Protection Group (DPG). As a dino wrangler, it’s your job to find different types of dinosaurs or even create some new breeds by collecting their DNA and mixing them together to form hybrids. Dinosaur protectors are to level up these hybrid dinos that can also create new super breeds that have a combination of strengths like the dinos they came from.

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Players can also launch and fly an AR drone to hover over dinosaurs as they try to run off, all the while zeroing in and throwing DNA collection darts at them. The fewer darts you use the more points go towards gathering the DNA of the dinosaur. After collecting their dino DNA, players can then breed dinosaurs together to create hybrids in the Creation Lab!  

After gathering an initial 4 dinosaurs players can then unlock the ability to PvP battle with other players and have a chance to advance on to 7 arenas by winning and collecting lots of trophies. A big thanks go to DTG Reviews who listed the arenas as follows: Fallen Kingdom, MT. Sibo, SS Arcadia, Nublar Jungle, Badlands, Lockdown, Sorna Marshes. Dino gatherers who battle can of course fight with people who are at the same level as they are and can earn trophies and even lose them if they are defeated.

Fun Extras

Jurassic World Alive has a dinosaur of the day for players to search for and daily Supply Drops with various prizes like darts, coins, and money. There are interesting facts about the beasts that are collected or fused together that dino fans are sure to enjoy.

Players can even pose and take a picture with dinosaurs that are in their Collection after downloading ARCore. The dinosaurs can be scaled to look like they’re larger than a two-story house or smaller than a key on your computer keyboard for snapshots that are sure to be entertaining.

The app has an iOS VIP membership that will cost you $12.99 a month and an Android monthly subscription that goes for $9.99. I’m not sure if I’d pay that much for a monthly membership but if you want exclusive in-game items like incubators, drone batteries, increased drone range, and extra supply drops or just want to buff your progress in the game go for it.

Check out the Jurassic World Alive trailer!

AR Fitness Potential

Walking for less than 3 hours a week is known to reduce the risk of having heart disease by 30%, lowers the risk of obesity, helps with boosting the metabolism, and can help you feel more energized and less stressed overall. Using AR apps like Jurassic World Alive as a motivation to walk, jog, or run around your neighborhood, favorite hiking trail, local mall, while running errands, or wherever you happen to be, can help you stay fit and healthy this summer and for long after.

Where to Find the App

You can find the Jurassic World Alive app for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. Download the app for free at the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store. Follow Jurassic World Alive on their website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.