“Pokémon GO” gets real world touch with Niantic Labs help


The world of Pokémon will be getting an infusion of virtual and real world gaming fun thanks to a new title called Pokémon GO that is in the works. The interaction between digital space and meat space is on its way to being a reality for Pokémon fans thanks to some help from Google’s – er, Alphabet’s – Niantic Labs. You may be familiar with Niantic Labs as the creator of the popular Ingress game and it appears Pokémon GO will get a touch of that same technology. Read more

Ingress ready to take over the wrist via Android Wear


Ingress, an augmented reality game produced by Niantic Labs, a company within Google, has announced support for Android Wear will be released next month. Users with smartwatches running the Android Wear system will have access to quickly see the locations of friendly and enemy portals on their device’s screen. Players will also be able to take actions to either defend or capture those portals as appropriate using the smartwatch interface. Read more

Recruiter medals added to Google’s Ingress game


Google’s Niantic Labs is pushing out an update to its massive-multiplayer GPS game, Ingress, bringing recruiter medals to its players. As can be inferred, these medals are given to players for inviting new gamers to the battlefield.

Agents, the name given to players of Ingress, can access the Recruit tab from the OPS menu inside of the app, which will walk you through adding your recruits. They must be first time players, of course.

The medals you can earn from recruiting are as follows: Read more

Niantic Labs’ Ingress gets major update today allowing user-generated missions

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Those of you (7 million of you) that play Ingress will love today’s update. A new featured called “Missions” is being introduced that challenges agents to visit a series of places to either hack or capture a portal and solve a puzzle via supplied clues. On top of that, you will also be able to create your own Missions and share them with other Ingress players.

For starters, only a a few select agents will be able to utilize this feature. It will get expanded over the next few weeks and months to all agents level five and higher.

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Ingress Graduates From Beta


Over the past weekend Niantic Labs hosted a global event involving their ever popular Ingress.  In celebration of the finale of that event, Ingress has graduated out of beta. In just over a year’s time the Niantic Labs has been quite busy. According to their post on Google+:

“2013 has been a great year for Ingress with more than one million Portals discovered and submitted by users and more than one billion total game actions taken.”

With this move from beta, Ingress is bringing an exclusive medal to all agents who helped in the beta and had reached level five before December 14th, 2013. The Founder’s Medal can be received after eligible agents log into the updated app. The folks at Niantic Labs promise even more for Ingress in 2014. That being said, now may be as a good of time as any to download the app, and join.

source: Google+