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Ghostbusters World is an augmented reality (AR) mobile game for Android and iOS.


On February 23, 2018, a new AR mobile game called Ghostbusters World was announced as part of Google's ARCore announcement with a 30 second teaser video. A demo is on display at the Google Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. NextAge is the developer as part of a collaboration between publishing partner FourThirtyThree Inc. (4:33), Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Ghost Corps. Like "Pokemon Go," players use smart devices to find and catch "specters, ghosts, and apparitions" from "all dimensions of the franchise," including the films, TV shows, comic books, theme parks, and video games. There will also be new ghosts to capture created especially for the game. More information will be announced at the Game Developers Conference next month.[1] Erik Burnham confirmed he had a "little bit of involvement" with the game. [2] posted 15 seconds of pre-alpha footage of a Slimer encounter. [3]

On March 14, 2018, a new video clip was released. [4]

On March 16, 2018, Ghost Corps teased the Animated Toaster. [5]

On March 19, 2018, Eric Reich from Ghost Corps posted a 1 minute, 53 second walkthrough of the Pre-Alpha version. He demonstrated maps, using a P.K.E. Meter to look for entities, hinted different kinds of P.K.E. Meters will be available, and busting the Zombie Taxi Driver. [6] The game, created with the Maps API technology, was featured on stage during the Google Keynote at the Game Developers Conference 2018. The new gameplay video will also be on display at the Google booth on the expo floor March 21 to March 23. It boats "hundreds" of ghosts, new and old. In terms of release date, it was only hinted to release "later this year." [7]

On March 23, 2018, Ghost Corps teased Chef DeForrest. [8]

On April 13, 2018, a gif clip of Bug-Eye Ghost was posted. [9]

On May 29, 2018, Erik Burnham revealed he spent a few weeks pitching in on the game then wrote to their specifications. [10]

On June 8, 2018, it was revealed Ghostbusters World will be previewed at San Diego Comic Con this July. The game's first public demo build and booth will be at The Experience at Comic-Con at Petco Park. [11]

On July 12, 2018, Slimer art was posted to commemorate one week until Comic-Con with the hastag #StayPuftSanDiego. [12]

On July 13, 2018, an 8 second gif of Gozer was posted. [13]

On July 16, 2018, a contest was announced directing fans to take a photo with Stay Puft at the demo booth during Comic-Con for a chance to win prizes from Sony Xperia US and Playmobil. [14]

On July 17, 2018, posted an emoji vote and previewing Library ghost, Achira, Hungry Manitou, and a new ghost called Splat. [15]

On July 25, 2018, a summary and video of the demo from Comic-Con was posted. The game will feature 150 ghosts. Ghosts from every Ghostbusters property will appear and new entities that have been created by the IDW comic team exclusively for Ghostbusters World. Ghosts will need to be detected before they can be trapped, and will need to be worn down in a gameplay mechanic similar to Ghostbusters: The Video Game. The game features a character health system, which can be reduced by the ghosts during attempts at capture. A multiplayer function will allow players to join up in order to take down larger bosses, such as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. The game will feature a story mode, written and illustrated by the IDW comic team. [16]

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  1. IGN "Ghostbusters World Announced" 2/23/18
  2. erikburnham Tweet 2/23/18
  3. "Ghostbusters World- Pre-alpha Game Footage" 2/23/18
  4. Ghost Corps Facebook 3/14/18
  5. Ghost Corps Facebook 3/16/18
  6. Ghostbusters World YouTube "Ghostbusters World - Pre-Alpha Gameplay Preview" 3/19/18
  7. Business Wire 3/19/18
  8. Ghost Corps Facebook 3/23/18
  9. GBW_AR Tweet 4/13/18
  10. "E's Honest To Goodness May Newsletter!" 5/29/18
  11. Ghostbusters News "Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman Ghostbuster Day + Announcement Full Press Release" 6/8/18
  12. GBW_AR Tweet 7/12/18
  13. GBW_AR Tweet 7/13/18
  14. GBW_AR Tweet 7/16/18
  15. GBW_AR Tweet 7/17/18
  16. "Ghostbusters World Mobile Game Evolves Beyond Another Pokémon Go Copycat 7/25/18



Teaser Trailer 2/23/2018Edit

Pre-Alpha Footage 2/23/2018Edit

28 Second Clip 3/14/2018Edit

Pre-Alpha Walkthrough 3/19/2018Edit

Comic-Con Demo 7/21/18Edit