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.
Pokemon Go was invented 7 years too early in the North of England – I drew the original pictures 🙂 https://t.co/GifuuMAnab
— Andy Sykes (@Hexjibber) 29 July 2016
Free All Monsters in the news again. This time on Spanish lang BBC Mundo. My illustrations get a mention too. https://t.co/7e1Ox1EKZj
— Andy Sykes (@Hexjibber) August 15, 2016