Google’s location-based game Ingress has finally hit the big leagues, with it finally losing the beta tag. The update comes after a big week in which the Ingress game held a huge event — dubbed Operation #13MAGNUS — bringing with it the removal of the invite-only ecosystem which persisted during the beta.
Niantic Labs, a skunkworks division in San Francisco and Mountain View, Calif., created the Ingress game that pits two factions against each other, the Enlightened and the Resistance. These two factions do battle in an augmented reality environment, where through the use of mobile devices users — or agents as they’re referred to in-game — compete to capture portals, build control fields and aim for control of the world’s citizens’ minds. It’s a seriously huge game, and Ingress has demonstrated just what can be done with a capable system and a compelling game platform, bringing in participants from more than 200 countries. Many Ausdroid writers are avid players of Ingress as well, and to find out more about the game, check our wrap from earlier this year here.
The latest update does also bring some a few tweaks and changes to the game. The update includes updated OPS tab design, support for the Founder’s medal along with some general performance tweaks.
Now with Ingress fully open to the public to download and enjoy, we hope to begin to see more updates and features which could well be on the way in future.
Have you downloaded Ingress? What do you like about the game? What updates would you like to see in future? we would like to hear your thoughts in the comments below