Did You Know Gaming? explores Pokémon GO | Nintendo Wire

Okay, so most fans already know that Pokémon GO was inspired by a 2014 April Fool’s Day prank, but there are plenty more obscure tidbits about the mobile record-breaker that are just as interesting.

In the latest episode of the hyper-informative and always entertaining Did You Know Gaming? video series, its researchers dig deep into the inspiration and development of GO, as well as the creative minds and companies behind it.

There’s a surprising amount of history here for a game that was nothing more than a punchline a mere two years ago.

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Brittin literally grew up with Link, Mario and Samus. These three characters and their worlds collectively capture everything that he loves about video games.

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