Pokémon GO, the highly anticipated augmented reality game from Niantic Labs, is reported to launch this summer, but beta gameplay footage has made its way online ahead of schedule. In this 8-minute long video, we see a beginning trainer capture his first Pokémon, battle them, and how a player interacts with the world around him to find new Pokémon. (more…)
We are still a ways from launch, but Niantic Labs, best known for Ingress, gave us our first early look at Pokémon GO this morning. Played the same way Ingress is, which has you walking all over town, Pokémon GO allows players to explore the world around them in search for new Pokémon.
To discover your Pokémon, you may need to visit their natural habitats. For example, to collect a water type, you may need to visit your local lake, river, or pond. As you walk around, previously acquired Pokémon eggs will hatch, leading to the potential of new Pokémon in your arsenal. In addition, dedicated PokéStops are where you can acquire Poké Balls and eggs. But, what would a Pokémon game be without battles? (more…)
Announced this morning, possibly the largest mobile gaming announcement in Android and iOS history, Niantic Labs (now independent from Google) is teaming up with the Pokémon Company and Nintendo to create Pokémon GO. Think Ingress, but instead of capturing portals and being super nerdy, you are going outside and catching Pokémon, then battling them against fellow players. (more…)
Niantic Lab’s Field Trip app is the latest Google creation to sport Material Design, as well as bring new features for those who use the app on a frequent basis. While the update to Material Design is hot enough, Field Trip now provides an easier way to discover awesome happenings around you. (more…)
This afternoon, Google’s Niantic Labs announced two new gameplay features for players of Ingress, Ancient Artifacts and a Shaper Glyph Puzzle Mechanic. Apparently the game has become a big deal since its exit of being a beta, but please forgive me as I currently know hardly anything about the game. (more…)
Not too long ago, Ingress, which is the brainchild of Niantic Labs, an independent game studio inside of Google, was taken out of beta after what seemed like forever. Now that players are running around opening and closing portals all over the place, it’s time we start talking about Niantic Lab’s next step.
Detailed today by CNET, the studio is already well underway with Endgame, a cross-media completely-interactive game which will utilize YouTube videos, e-books novellas, social media, and image search results to get players involved. It actually sounds confusing right off of the bat, which is why I didn’t get too involved with Ingress. Anyways, here is what we know so far. (more…)
For anyone still using the Field Trip app from Google’s Niantic Labs, you can grab the newest update to hit Google Play. Field Trip is an app that uses your current location to show you points of interest in a very in-depth and creative way. Think of it as Google Now, but much more detailed in terms of information about any given place it lists. (more…)
Ever since its release, Ingress has been in a closed beta stage that allowed only people with invites to partake in the game. As of now, the developers have lifted that restriction, and anyone can start playing the game which is downloadable right from Google Play. It still has a healthy community of players, who continue to find and destroy other-worldly portals across the globe. (more…)