The whole world talks about the recently released Pokémon Go game which gained popularity within a short span. The craze for this augmented reality game is going up day by day. Did you ever think of a mobile game that would be a part of varsity course? Yes, that’s true the most famous Pokémon Go can now earn course credits to university students in the US.
The University of Idaho (UI) in the Unites States now offers a new class which includes the top AR game Pokémon Go. Students should be thankful to the varsity that has introduced this course which would help then to get course credits easily. Students can earn course credits this fall when they opt the “Pop Culture Games” class and move around the campus in search of Pikachu, Jigglypuff and Snorlax and Pokeballs.
University has introduced this physical activity class as it teaches students about leading active lifestyles, building teamwork and exploring their communities via games like Pokémon Go. The class also includes the live-action game Humans versus Zombies.
Students of the US University will help in arranging the Humans versus Zombie club’s annual competition in the campus. This massive and multiplayer annual event blends the elements of tag, hide-and-seek and other games. “I want it to be more than people going, ‘I am going to go catch a Pikachu,'” stated Steven Bird course instructor at UI.
“This app does more than let you shoot a Pokeball. You get to adventure around, seeing different things, being active, seeing the sun. It allows you to move in large groups and a team. You get not only physical activity, but you also get team-building and leadership,” added Bird.
According to Bird, Pokémon Go’s “clever technology and nostalgic content,” encourages the shy type of people who generally stay out of such outdoor organised events will make a move and socialise with other players of the game.