Artscape luring visitors using Pokemon Go

Posted at 12:20 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 18:24:21-04

Pokemon Go is coming to Artscape. 

University of Baltimore and idfive are teaming up to create a Pokémon Go Hotspot at Artscapes’s Gamescape exhibit. They will sponsor 18 hours of Pokémon lure modules that will draw a large amount of Pokémon to the location. 

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The lures will be placed at the university’s Student Center and the Edgar Allen Poe statue, both located on the corner of Mt. Royal and Maryland avenues. Prime Pokémon catching time will be from 12 to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“We're really excited by the diverse and welcoming community Pokémon Go has created. Gamers, non-gamers, all levels, all backgrounds coming together to have fun,” Matt McDermott, creative director of idfive, said in a news release.

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This is University of Baltimore’s second year hosting the Gamescape exhibit and they’re hoping the lure of the Pokémon will also draw visitors to the rest of the attractions.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story misidentified who Matt McDermott works for. The story has been updated to reflect the correct information.

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