Moscow Department of information technology updates the game Discover Moscow. Photo” that will work on the principle of popular Pokemon Go, according to the website of the municipality.
Users are encouraged to “catch up” 3D double historical figures and take pictures with him. The updated application will appear in the Play store and AppStore before the end of August.
“Character is written on the ground with the help of geotags. Once the user is within a radius of 50 meters from the coordinates, he is able to see and record a virtual character using the camera of a smartphone with the application installed”, — explained in the mayor’s office the principle of operation of the game.
The app update will allow to turn the virtual character in 360 degrees and zoom in and delete it. The Department noted that to find a historical figure will be using a compass. The game’s developers stressed that the aim of the app is to draw attention to Moscow’s cultural heritage.
Users will be able to take a selfie with Victor Tsoi, Yuri Gagarin, Alexander Pushkin, Mikhail Lomonosov, Ivan the Terrible and Peter I, Napoleon Bonaparte and Peter Tchaikovsky. In the old version of the application, this function is also available, however, as explained by the developers, their locations are known, and the AR-markers keep disappearing.
Online game with elements of augmented reality Pokemon Go was launched on 6 July in the United States. During the week, she ranked first by number of downloads in the App Store and Google Play.
In Russia the application has not yet officially launched but users download the app using accounts registered in the countries where the game was already available for download.