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Tamagotchi meets Pokémon Go in Niantic Labs’ upcoming ‘Peridots’ game

Niantic Labs started out as a division of Google working on the mobile augmented reality (AR) game Ingress, but after becoming an independent company in 2015, the company focused on AR games based on third-party media franchises (like Pokémon Go). Niantic today revealed its first original game since Ingress and Ingress Prime, called Peridot. Niantic wrote in...

Pokémon GO First Anniversary: How the Record Breaking Game Now Aims to Bring You Back

Psst kid, do you remember Pokémon GO? Of course you do. Pokémon GO was the much anticipated game from once-Google's Niantic Labs (which then went on to become an independent entity called Niantic Inc.). The game merged the concept of its spiritual predecessor Ingress with the strong branding of the Pokémon franchise to give us a gaming...

Pokémon GO, Ingress and Niantic: A Tale of Developer Apathy Ruining Massive Potential

In early July 2016, the world witnessed a phenomenon that left a lot of people flabbergasted. While the world's populace was ordinarily engrossed in their smartphones with their heads bent down, a significant part of the human race inched towards a territory they had forgotten existed -- The Outdoor World. What started off as a curious side-addition to...

Niantic Releases Official Sneak Peek for Pokémon GO

If you follow along Google's shenanigans with Android and otherwise, you may have heard the name "Niantic" pop up time and again. While not as exciting as Google X (now Alphabet Inc's X), Niantic Labs was the group within Google that was responsible for Ingress, a location based augmented reality game which pits two factions against each...