The Ingress Story
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[ KENDRA OWENS: NARRATIVE MANAGEMENT, N.I.A. ]
Ingress Prime is part of a new movement in gaming. Combining a mobile social experience to avast an immersive, fictional, net--
< Movie interrupt. PAC appeared >
My name is P.A. Chapeau. I am a Truthseeker.
An Investigator working to uncover secrets about XM, Ingress and the Niantic Project.
These are things that you need to know.
So I'm going to take you back to the beginning.
Some time ago, an American intelligence agency -- that works in fringe science called the NIA -- formed a think-tank to study a recently discovered quantum phenomenon -- Exotic Matter, XM.
The NIA suspected that XM was affecting human behavior, so they assembled a diverse team. Artists, Scientists, Academics to study it.
They called this think-tank the Niantic Project. ...The NIA always named their projects after sunken ships. Go figure.
The Niantic Project created the Scanner -- what you now know as Ingress -- to detect and harness XM.
Using it, they found that XM has been around us for a very long time and that it enters our world through special places -- Portals.
People have been feeling the Portals for millennia.
They marked them with art, temples, monuments, more, but they never knew why they were doing.
There is a signal in the XM. A signal that touches the human brain.
It can inspire and awaken creativity in some, for others all they sense in the XM is fear and distrust.
Two factions formed, divided by their view of XM's threat or opportunity.
The Enlightened see it is a beneficial force that inspires us, and will elevate humanity to its truest form.
The Resistance see it as a hostile takeover of the mind. Something to be defended against until it can be harnessed on our own terms.
As for the Niantic Project, it didn't end well. The XM Scanner leaked and started spreading. They managed to cover it up by disguising it as a game called Ingress... sound familiar?
And then there was a Epiphany Night.
A technology test gone a ride. Everyone in the lab was exposed to dangerously high XM levels.
Two researchers -- Devra Bogdanovich and Roland Jarvis -- tried to escape.
NIA security forces caught up with them in Zurich... Bullets were fired and lives were lost.
So where does that leave you, and me? You have two choices.
You can go back to pretending you're playing a game, pick a side, capture portals, throw fields and leave it at that you never have to wonder about the consequences of your actions or your choices.
Or you can realize that the world around you is not what it seems.
There is no game here. There's a conspiracy that has the power to shape our future.
And if you want to learn more... You'll have to become what I am: A Truthseeker.
< PAC covered the camera, blackout. >
[ INGRESS PRIME logo ]
< Still blackout, but sound is active. Two people are talking >
I've scoped this thing from a hundred angles, We can't contain it.
The genie doesn't fit back in the bottle. We have one play, but it's a good one, Denial won't work.
So instead hide in plain sight.
XM, The Scanner leaked, The Enlightened, The Resistance. All of it, Embrace it.
Convince the world it's just a game, it's a fiction.
If we do this, you don't just survive you thrive.
You'll get more research data than you'll know what to do with. And it buys your time to figure out how to contain ADA and Jarvis.
Trust me, this is what I do. I can get you safe.
Alright, Kendra. I'll buy it. We'll do it your way. What do you need?