Free All Monsters: Pokémon Go before Pokémon Go

Free All Monsters illustration by Andy Sykes.

Back in 2008, I was asked to create some illustrations for a new mobile game called ‘Free Manchester’s Monsters’. It was created by Andy Wilson and was played via SMS alerts. Players had to capture ‘monsters’ in the real world, via augmented reality. The game evolved into a smartphone app called ‘Free All Monsters’.

In recent weeks, with the popularity of Pokémon Go, a few journalists have been writing articles about the project and its similarities with Niantic’s smash hit app. See them below.

Click here to see my illustrations on the main site and here for the Free All Monsters site.

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