Google releases Augmented Reality game called Ingress for those lucky enough to get invited

Back in September, Google Niantic Labs brought us Field Trip and now they have a new augmented reality game called Ingress. For now it’s an invite only, but with Google behind it, it could really bring augmented reality to the next level. We don’t have a lot of information about it, but from the video you can see our freedom is at stake and the “Enlightened” needs help. Certain places attract not only people but events as well, and the mission of 13 Magnis is to monitor the effects of mind hacking.

Players will generate virtual energy that is needed to play the game by picking up units of “XM” which will be collected through their real-world surroundings. It’s kind of like a real-world version of Pac-Man. What do you do with this energy? You will go on missions around the world to “portals” which will be virtually associated with public art, libraries, and other major places. It’s a matter of picking what side you want to play, the “Resistance” or the “Enlightened”, and players can play anywhere in the world.

As I mentioned, it’s an invite only so hit the source link to sign up. We have no idea when it will open up to more people, but we do know that the game will end eventually, most likely a year to a year and half from now. Official trailer video after the break.

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source: Ingress
via: AllThingsD 

 

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  • mahmoud

    waw i think its great game

  • http://MyShocker.com Nudo

    OK that’s just strange lol. It reminds me of a promo that Verizon did with augmented reality. Look forward to more pedestrians not watching where they are going hehe.

  • http://www.manutd.com/ Amit – Red Devil

    plz invite me to ingress amitsaharan16@gmail.com

  • Ezio

    please invite me.. to ingress… i will wait patiently!