Local company gives away money instead of Halloween candy

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SAN DIEGO -- A local company has created a Halloween virtual world that let people go on a scavenger hunt to win money.

Go Meta.IO is  a technology developer workin gon augmented reality. They create virtual worlds. For Halloween, the company created the Metaverse app, a game similar to Pokemon Go, which lets people find and interact with characters they find by wandering through the real world. The game in San Diego and other areas of the country.

As players interact with the virtual characters on their smart phones, theypick up items which they trade for real cash. Prizes range all the way up to $1,000. Even though Halloween is over, there's still plenty of cash to be had.

"We’ve been hearing from ghosts and they don’t believe Halloween is going to be over, so it may linger a bit longer," said Dmitry Shapiro, GoMeta.IO's founder.