Pokémon Go app fever hits Romania
As of July 16, famous Pokémon Go game is officially available also in Romania, as part of a big European rollout, company’s developer Niantic announced recently.
“Pokémon Go is available in twenty-six new countries. As of tonight, Trainers living in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland are able to download Pokémon GO from the Play Store or App Store,” reads a post at the official Pokemon Go Facebook page.
Even since the first hours after launch, the game has been already downloaded by over 10 million users which makes it the most popular mobile game ever.
In addition to a surge of new players connecting globally, a hacking group known as PoodleCorp was claiming that it is responsible for a massive Distributed Denial of Service attack on the Pokemon Go game’s servers.
Pokémon (short for pocket monster) Go is an augmented reality game, meaning it mixes virtual gameplay features with real-life elements. Using the phone’s GPS, camera and clock, the game encourages users to explore their real world surroundings in search of virtual creatures.
Pokémon Go is, by nature, a single player game, but once players reach Level 5, they have a choice to join one of three teams.