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The Catholic Church unveiled an equivalent of Pokémon Go to capture Saints on the street

A little over 2 years ago, the studioNiantic revealed Pokémon GO, a game that has enjoyed tremendous popularity with no less than 800 million downloads.

We remind you of the principle: Pokémon GO offers players to catch Pokémon "in real life" thanks to the augmented reality, just walking down the street. And despite a drop of more than 96% of his base of players, Pokémon GO still remains today an application with a strong community, with more than 5000000 monthly players around the world.

And if we talk about all of this today, it's because a game inspired by Pokémon GO has just been released and is particularly aimed at ... Catholics. Created at United States over there Ramón Pané Foundation, Follow JC GO (JC for Jesus Christ, of course) freely inspired by the famous game of Nianticwith the difference that instead of catching Pikachu and Pidgeyyou have to capture ... saints and othersbiblical figures.

A most surprising religious game that mixes Bible and Pokémon GO ✝️

So you have to walk around to capture saints on your trip which you then have to deal with in the manner of Tamagotchi. But in Follow JC GO, you can also build a team ofevangelism with your friends and earn points by visiting churches. But Bible requires: no fight in this game that advocates of course peace.

Available only in Italian and in Spanish (for the moment), the game required more than two years of design,32,000 hours working and cost $ 500,000. And icing on the cake: the Pope would already be a fan of the game (at least in terms of creativity, we doubt that he plays in the corridors of the Vatican).

Whether one is believing or not, the initiative must be enough to make people smile and shows how much all organizations, even religious, are able to appropriate the different social phenomena to achieve their ends. You will find more information on the official website of the game… Catch them all !

Credits: Ramón Pané Foundation

Credits: Ramón Pané Foundation

Credits: Ramón Pané Foundation

Credits: Ramón Pané Foundation

Credits: Ramón Pané Foundation

Imagined by: Ramón Pané Foundation

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