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Google gets in game of Internet age storytelling

Published on Jan 16, 2014 8:36 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - The Google lab behind augmented reality game Ingress is teaming with HarperCollins Publishers and top author James Frey for an Internet age adventure in storytelling.

Niantic Labs announced on Wednesday that it will create a mobile augmented reality game as part of an Endgame multimedia project meshing together digital novellas, YouTube videos, social media, search results and a trilogy of young adult novels.

Twentieth Century Fox has picked up the film rights.

The project centers on a trilogy by authors James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton. The first book, Endgame: The Calling, will be published on Oct 7, according to HarperCollins.

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