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Google's Niantic Labs announces its next AR game, Endgame: Proving Ground
Google’s Niantic Labs, known for its widely-popular augmented reality game Ingress, first announced its partnership last year with author James Frey, creator of the Endgame universe. We’re now seeing something big come out of that partnership, as Niantic Labs has just unveiled plans for its next location-based mobile game, entitled Endgame: Proving Ground. The game will give players the chance to compete in the alternate-reality battle for humanity in the popular Endgame universe.
In the game, you’ll join one of the 12 Lines of humanity and participate in the interactive story extending throughout real-world locations around the globe. You’ll play as a champion and compete in virtual PvP (player-vs-player) battles using your mobile device near “Key Sites” scattered throughout the world.
Niantic Labs has released a few early screenshots for Endgame: Proving Ground, which can be found in the gallery below.
You can begin exploring around the interactive hub found at AncientSocieties.com, where the storyline is already beginning to develop. There, you will meet a woman named Stella that will act as your guide through the Endgame universe, leading you to YouTube videos and interactive puzzles. And starting today, you can begin to earn points and achievements and work your way up on the global leaderboard. The higher your position on the leaderboard, the more bonuses you’ll receive when Proving Ground officially launches.
Endgame: Proving Ground will be available later this year as a closed beta. For more information on the game and to start exploring, head on over to AncientSocieties.com.