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How Pokemon Go Started

The History of Pokémon Go in 60 Seconds


It seems like Pokémon Go gained popularity overnight, and while it did only launch in July, there's more to the story of how the augmented reality game became a success. John Hanke, it's 49-year-old founder has had quite the career journey; some may not be surprised to learn he has a history with Google Maps and another AR game.

Instead of spending too much of your time reading up on his work history online, here's a handy diagram to help you follow his journey to creating a game which outdid Twitter's daily users within a week of launching.

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