You are being lied to.

The world around you is a convenient ruse to keep you uninformed about humanity's true fate. The world you know is meant to confuse and hide from you the very real fact that we, as a species, are not alone.

That's the pitch for the augmented reality, massively multiplayer, mobile title Ingress. Originally developed by Niantic Labs, a startup with Google, for Android, the science fiction title is set to release for iOS this year.

We caught up with John Hanke, VP of Niantic Labs, Google, during SXSW to talk Ingress, intelligence from beyond the stars, and getting out of the house to participate in civic pride. 

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