Landlord Go, an augmented reality game that lets players buy and sell real-world properties, launched recently in Europe. Created by Reality Games, a U.K.-based software developer, the game has topped the charts in Germany.
Landlord Go is a geolocation-based game, which the company says is a combination of Monopoly and Pokemon GO. Players buy properties and aim to sell them at a higher price while also collecting rent on some of the world’s most famous buildings and landmarks. Users can amass real estate empires through clever investing, put properties on the market, or take part in bidding wars with other players.
The game uses a vast pool of data that includes half a billion real-world properties. It is localized for 50 markets, including Munich where around 15,000 players are currently closing virtual deals on the ownership of thousands of local properties. It currently has more than one million players worldwide.
“It’s the first real-world augmented reality game that uses real buildings, real people, and real prices to turn your city into an action-packed strategy game,” Reality Games said in a recent press release.