July 14, 2014
Google has just released Ingress on iOS, seven months after it officially launched the game on Android. Developed by Niantic Labs, an internal startup within Google, Ingress is a near-real-time augmented reality massively multiplayer online pervasive game that "transforms the real world into the landscape for a global game of mystery, intrigue, and competition." In the game, you play as part of the Enlightened or the Resistance, with the former faction intent on embracing the power of a mysterious energy and the latter group bent on protecting humanity from it:
Move through the real world using your iOS 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.Take a look at the trailer for Ingress: If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. If you've been looking forward to playing the game since hearing about it from Android users, your time has come to enter the rather interesting world of Ingress. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later, Ingress is available now on the App Store for free. See also: Google Maps update brings Explore local guide and more, Google introduces AdWords Express for iOS, and Google Search Gets Smarter On iOS, Lets Users Quickly Fix Misinterpretations.