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Ingress – NianticProject

Google’s popular Android game Ingress looks like it may be making its way to iOS at some point in the future. A Github repository has been found that contains resources for an iPhone version of the game, including links to gameplay videos.

Ingress is an augmented reality game in which a mysterious energy has been discovered by European scientists. This energy is said to influence the way we think, and it is important to gain control of the energy before it completely controls us. Using your phone, you find and exploit sources of the energy, while also searching for in-game objects to help you towards your objective and capturing territory for your faction. Players pick one of two sides, each with a different plan for the energy, and you work with players from your side towards your common goal.

The existence of an iPhone version of the game doesn’t mean that it will be released for iPhone in any official capacity, but they are working on it at least. The game is a product of Google’s Niantec Labs, which also created the Android and iOS app Field Trip, which tries to find and point out interesting things near you. Below is the original video from the launch of Ingress.

In order to install the current version, you must either be a developer or your phone must be jailbroken. At least for now. If and when it does launch, would you be into playing Ingress on your iPhone?


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