Pokémon Go is a new hugely popular reality game that uses Global Positioning System, and allows players to search locations in the real world to find virtual little creatures.
The Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall in Winchester, Va.is proving a popular spot for people of all ages hunting for Pokemon while playing the popular Pokemon Go game on their cell phones.
But, at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Director of Special Events Krista Renfrew says players are welcome.
Fritz and his friends came to see the house, but checked their "Pokemon Go" apps while they were there.
Landmarks like this museum, along with many other spots, act as a "PokéStop" within the game. If a user adds a "lure" to one of these pokestops, additional pokemon will be attracted to the area.
The museum said on Twitter that allowing users to play "Pokemon Go on the site of our Memorial and similar places.is disrespectful to the memory of victims!" What it is not, obviously, is a place to play Pokemon Go. "We are looking into how the Museum can be removed from it", he said.
The premise is simple: The player's digital avatar has to collect Pokemon, but to do so, the play has to explore the actual world as the virtual Pokemon world has been overlaid atop it using Google Maps data. "We ask all visitors to refrain from such activity". Technology can be an important learning tool, but this game falls outside of our educational and memorial mission. - Timson (@tim2party) July 7, 2016 According to a statement from The Pokemon Business International and Niantic- the developers of Pokemon Go- Pokestops and gyms in the app are found at publicly accessible locations. The app has yet to officially launch in Europe-it seems as though someone downloaded the app in the States, and opened it in Europe-and one can only hope this issue will be resolved before it becomes widely available.
The game's developer, Niantic, ran into similar trouble previous year when one of its games, Ingress, allowed players to battle for control over real-life locations that happened to include multiple former concentration camps such as Auschwitz, Dachau and Sachsenhausen.