Inside Ingress, Google’s new augmented-reality game

Google reveals a strange new game from its Niantic Labs project
November 19, 2012

Ingress on Android (credit: Google)

“What is the Niantic Project?” asked a teaser video. Now we know the answer: the Niantic Project is a game called Ingress, CNET reports.

Ingress is a world in which two shadowy sides are vying for dominance: the Enlightened, who are trying to establish portals around the world that will let them control people’s minds, and the Resistance, who are trying to stop them.

The game takes the form of a free mobile app, now available on the Google Play store for Android devices. It is the second product from Niantic Labs, a startup accelerator within Google. …