Niantic has announced that Ingress: The Animation, an all new CG-animated series based on Niantic’s augmented-reality mobile game Ingress Prime, is now available worldwide on Netflix. Developed in collaboration with Fuji TV and Craftar Studios in Japan, the anime merges Ingress Agents, gameplay and narrative into a global sci-fi adventure thriller and features music from a number of artists including award-winning UK rock band, Alt-J.
In Ingress: The Animation, Exotic Matter (XM) is leaking into the world through Portals disguised as real-world landmarks scattered across the globe. XM influences people in different ways with some even gaining a super mental power. The show focuses on the main characters Makoto and Sarah who have been impacted by the Exotic Matter. Makoto can touch things and see their history, while Sarah can see certain aspects of time and space. The duo end up on the run together away from a third, mysterious character named Jack.
The mobile game Ingress Prime represents a pioneering intersection of real world mobile games and innovative massively multiplayer gameplay, uniting players worldwide to collaborate in order to drive the deep narrative forward. Building upon Niantic’s foundational real world augmented reality game, Ingress, this recently overhauled experience leverages cutting-edge location-based technology to reveal the global game board and uncover Portals laying in plain site as public art and landmarks. Players must choose a side between The Enlightened and The Resistance, two factions battling for control of these landmarks and the fate of the world. The Ingress Primestoryline will evolve and change based on how Ingress Agents interact with one another and the outcome of Ingress real-world in-person “Anomaly” events.