Niantic, Inc., creator of Pokémon GO, has launched Ingress Prime, a real world mobile game that transforms cities and neighborhoods across the globe into a vast science fiction universe ripe for exploration and adventure. IngressPrime 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. Ingress Prime is available as a free download on the App Store for iPhone and on Google Play for Android devices.
Ingress Prime builds upon Niantic’s foundational real world augmented reality game, Ingress, and leverages cutting-edge location-based technology to reveal the global game board and uncover Portals disguised as public art and landmarks. Agents will begin their journey in Ingress Prime with an all-new interactive story to introduce players to the immersive sci-fi universe and gameplay mechanics required to capture these Portals and the powerful resource, known as Exotic Matter (XM), leaking from them. Upon completing the training, 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.
“Ingress Prime is built on Niantic’s Real World Platform and serves as a key driver for innovation around gameplay and technologies for all Niantic products,” said John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic. “Since its original release in November 2012, Ingress and its passionate and diverse user community have been an inspiration for the team to create new and innovative ways for players to work together both in-game and in the real world.”