Pokemon GO named 'Best Ongoing Game' in Google Play 2023 list
By siliconindia | Friday, 01 December 2023, 05:23:11 PM IST
Pokemon GO, the popular augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic, has won the prestigious title of 'Best Ongoing Game' in the 2023 Google Play Awards in India. This is a significant achievement for the game, which has been entertaining players for seven years since its inception. The game's success can be attributed to its ability to provide immersive augmented reality experiences, a unique blend of technology, and a strong sense of community interaction that resonates with millions of trainers, both in India and around the world.
Since its launch in 2016, Niantic has shown a strong commitment to engaging Pokemon enthusiasts globally and encouraging them to explore their surroundings in search of virtual creatures. The company has continuously strived to enhance the Pokemon GO experience by introducing exciting features, events, in-game rewards, and regular innovative updates that keep the gameplay fresh and immersive for trainers. Furthermore, Niantic has recently added support for the Hindi language in Pokemon GO, with the aim of expanding the game's appeal to a broader audience in India.
Omar Tellez, Vice President for Emerging Markets at Niantic, expressed his enthusiasm about the award, stating, "The acknowledgment of Pokemon GO as the Best Ongoing Game on Google Play in India is a celebration of the collaborative spirit that defines Niantic and our incredible community. This recognition reflects our Trainers' and communities' uninterrupted love, which has been growing with each passing year since we introduced the game to the world in 2016."
During his speech, Tellez expressed his gratitude to Indian trainers for their contributions to the Pokemon GO community. He also mentioned how happy he was to see new trainers exploring the world of Pokemon. Winning the 'Best Ongoing Game' award not only demonstrates the game's continued popularity but also highlights the shared passion of the global Pokemon GO community. The game provides an everlasting adventure that transcends geographical boundaries and welcomes players from all backgrounds to experience augmented reality in a unique way. As the Pokemon GO community celebrates this achievement, players are reminded to be mindful of their surroundings and follow the guidelines of the local health authorities while playing the game.
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