Google’s Niantic Labs has launched Ingress, a new worldwide augmented reality game that will be primarily played with your mobile device. Back in September, they released an app called Field Trip, which aims to provide relevant information as you walk or drive around. Ingress is far more ambitious and involved than Field Trip.
It is a game that can be played by anyone with the app and will take quite a while. Not too much is known about the game, but what we do know is drawn from the vague video produced by Google above. It involves two groups, the Resistance, and the Enlightened. One group pushes back against ‘the power’ while the other seeks to use it to their advantage.
A major aspect of the game will be using your phone while you’re out and about, collecting power by walking certain routes or analyzing landmarks.
This sounds pretty interesting and ambitious. It’s invite-only for now and Android-only for now, but Google plans to be on multiple platforms because they want as many players as possible.
To request an invite, visit http://www.ingress.com/
Via: Android Central