Google’s ‘Ingress’ and ‘Endgame’: What’s next?


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Lord Ogre — that’s not his real name — wanted to lose weight, so he started playing “Ingress.”

Silussa — not her real name — wanted to better know Chicago after relocating from Portland, so she started playing “Ingress.”

The view of downtown Pasadena, as seen via "Ingress." (Niantic Labs) The view of downtown Pasadena, as seen via “Ingress.” (Niantic Labs)

They were just two of the approximately 2,000 attendees who descended upon downtown Pasadena on Saturday for an “Ingress” meet-up. “Ingress” is a game-meets-social-experiment from Google, one in which players battle for the virtual control of real-world spaces such as a church, a mural or a Metro stop. A mobile phone becomes a sort of interactive game board, pinpointing a players’ real-world location and overlaying it with a game of alien warfare.

“It’s like Risk,” said Andrew Krug, who flew in for the gathering from the Washington, D.C., area. “Except in real life.”

For Google, “Ingress,” born in the technology giant’s Niantic…

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