Ingress (The Game), developed by NianticLabs@Google, is probably one of the most interesting game ever to be released this year. This could probably be the beginning of VRMMORPG (like the game called Brian Burst in the Anime Accel, where the real world in an alternate world (Accel World) is the battleground of the players). When playing Ingress, you have to get off and start walking around. Players need to find XM or virtual energy units to unlock new portal missions.
Official Description of Ingress
Ingress transforms the real world into the landscape for a global game of mystery, intrigue, and competition.
Our future is at stake. And you must choose a side.
A mysterious energy has been unearthed by a team of scientists in Europe. The origin and purpose of this force is unknown, but some researchers believe it is influencing the way we think. We must control it or it will control us.
“The Enlightened” seek to embrace the power that this energy may bestow upon us.
“The Resistance” struggle to defend, and protect what’s left of our humanity.
Install Ingress and transform your world.
The World is the Game
Move through the real world using your Android device and the Ingress app to discover and tap sources of this mysterious energy. Acquire objects to aid in your quest, deploy tech to capture territory, and ally with other players to advance the cause of the Enlightened or the Resistance.
The struggle is being played out globally. Track the progress of players around the world, plan your next steps, and communicate with others using an Intelligence map.
What is the Niantic Project?
Is this just a game? An Investigation Board filled with cryptic clues and secret codes awaits. The story evolves everyday. Powerful secrets and game tech are there to be unlocked.
The struggle to save the planet spans the entire world. Groups of people acting together can be more effective than individuals acting alone. Cooperation across neighborhoods, cities, and countries will be needed to achieve the ultimate victory.
NOTE: This app is optimized for smartphones, not tablets.
Watch Ingress – It’s time to Move
Download Ingress for Android Free
The game is already posted on Google Play. But as of to date, Ingress is in closed-beta. You can request an invite from Ingress’ official site.
You can download Ingress for Android free here.