Pokémon GO Creator Niantic Releases Augmented Reality Pet Game ‘Peridot’

Niantic, the company behind the popular Pokémon Go game for iOS devices, this week announced the upcoming launch of its next tile, a virtual pet game called “Peridot.”

In Peridot, users will care for, nurture, and raise virtual pets, much like a modern iPhone version of a Tamagotchi. Pets are called “Peridots” or “Dots” for short, and players will raise them from birth.

After thousands of years of slumber, peridots (or dots for short) are waking up to a world very different from the one they wandered in, and they will need our help to save them from extinction.

You will favor your own peridots as you embark on this experiment. They are such real creatures that you will love raising them every moment from birth to adulthood. As you explore the world together, you’ll learn about your adorable new friends, develop a bond by raising and playing with them, and work with other players to diversify their species.

Players will take care of their Peridot, walk them, fulfill their wishes, play games, explore locations, discover hidden treasures across the world, take photos, and unlock new Peridot archetypes through breeding.
As with other Niantic games, Peridot features a real-world component, with augmented reality versions of pets that can be streamed into the real world for walks and play.

Niantic will soft-launch Peridot in select markets in the near future, and the company plans to iterate the gameplay experience during the testing period. Those who want to learn more can sign up for the email newsletter on Niantic’s website.

Niantic is best known for its development of Pokémon Go, but the company also developed Ingress and the now-defunct game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite which didn’t prove popular with users. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was closed on January 31, 2022.

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Harry L. Blanchard