New Delhi: In war-torn Syria where teenagers are bereft of the opportunity to lead a normal life, Pokemon Go is still a cultural phenomenon, just like any other mainstream pop singers.
In the rebel-held city of Douma, teenagers are profusely downloading the Nintendo game in hopes of catching exotic Pokemons and hatching some eggs. There is always the danger of sudden ambush or worst — a bomb blast.
When Pokemon Go was released, pictures were also released from Syria where homeless teenagers held painted sketches of Pokemon in order to be rescued from the region. But despite the condition or the environment, teenagers are risking their lives to hunt for the digital monsters, as reported by the DailyMail.
Even though internet problems can hamper with the game play, they are determined to play and live out a childhood fantasy, within a grim reality.