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You’ve probably played the mobile game Pokémon Go, where you’re encouraged to get out and explore the world in the name of capturing Pokémon by way of augmented reality. Now, Niantic, the same company behind the massively popular title, wants to turn another basic human activity into a game: sleeping.
Enter Pokémon Sleep. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a Pokémon game that’s essentially “played” while you sleep. As you saw logs like a Snorlax, it’ll record metrics related to your sleeping patterns. How, exactly, that will translate to player rewards or a gameplay loop has yet to be disclosed. But it’s meant to make sleeping an “experience,” as odd as that may sound.
Pokémon Sleep development is being