Ingress is a near-real time augmented reality
massively multiplayer online pervasive game created by Niantic Labs, a startup within Google, originally for Android devices, and since the 14th July 2014 for Apple's iOS. The game has a complex science fiction back story with a continuous open narrative.
The Niantic Project
The Niantic Project was initiated in 2012 by Dr. Calvin Ezekiel and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), a branch of the US Government that supposedly had been closed. Dr. Calvin had been studying the effects of something known as Exotic Matter (XM) and related topics for years. He worked on Project Whydah and other projects all linked to the concept of XM. The powers in charge of the NIA, agree to Dr. Calvin's Project, The Niantic Project, as a means to study the Threats and Opportunities of something called a Shaper Mind Virus that may be caused/associated with XM. Calvin's team is to assess what XM is and to create potential XM constructs. A research team is assembled. Many of the Niantic Project members are called sensitives as they react to XM. It is revealed that Dr. Calvin may also be looking into something called 13Magnus.