It's been one full year since Pokemon Go single-handedly preoccupied the global workforce, student population and everyone else with something more important to do. Such is the righteous might of gamified augmented reality, particularly when weaponized with one of the most popular intellectual properties in existence.
In the days, weeks and months following Niantic and The Pokemon Company's PG launch, players from all walks went on... all walks. Despite the fact that the app could be buggy, the game didn't include an instruction manual, and players practically had to indulge in in-app purchases to have much fun, millions toiled in the name of sort of catching some of 'em all.
A full twelve months after the game's launch, daily use has dropped from a peak 28.5 million daily users to somewhere around 5 million. I blame Millenials, who make up 60 percent of players. Or something.
Celebrate Pokemon Go's birthday with these strips from throughout its first year of appxistence.