The Secret Origin of Pokémon Go

Yes, Pokémon games are so classic that Nintendo has had to release a new series every couple years, however in the past these games have always used RPG-style game-play that doesn’t require any physicality. So what happened with this new Pokémon Go that has people moving around, bringing players together, driving up Nintendo stocks and even making Google money?

All of these changes can be traced back to one person (we don’t think he’s a Team Rocket), John Hanke. He and his team created location-based applications and later layers game on top of it. Thanks to him, pokémons can now live in a world of augmented reality. Find out more about the seemingly overnight success of Pokémon Go in this article detailing the entrepreneur inspiration, John Hanke.