Client Release Notes
Join the investigation to uncover the truth behind the portals at http://investigate.ingress.com.
Checkout upcoming Ingress events at http://www.ingress.com/event
* Based on player feedback, the location of Lawson powercubes has been reordered
* Bug fixes
Ingress is allowing folks to get involved with real money now.
What’s New in Version 1.86.0
Please check out our Q4 anomaly event series, #Abaddon, at ingress.com/events
NEW FEATURE : Storefront
Strategic Explorations (SE), a black-lab research and intelligence group associated with Hulong Transglobal, has injected a new â€˜Storefrontâ€™ into the Ingress Scanner. Intel suggests that this â€˜Storefrontâ€™ will soon roll out to all Agent Scanners.
FEATURE IMPROVEMENTS :
Scanner’s resume experience is now more stable. Capsule handling also improved.
The current build is rolling out gradually; it’s free to play on Google Play.
The preeminent augmented reality game on Android, Ingress, is getting an update now via Google Play.
Per its Google Play page, the new build includes:
And weâ€™re back!
– Sorting for loading and unloading capsules!
– Fixes for Dynamic Compass mode
– Fix Portal scan on resume
Donâ€™t miss the Abaddon anomaly series coming to cities around the world.
Ingress, Google’s hit augmented reality MMO by way of Niantic Labs, is getting an update which makes it even more relevant and that much more mobile: Android Wear support.
This is via an update which is rolling out now.
This update ostensibly gives agents on each side of the aisle the ability to hack and such right from their wrists with compatible smartwatches. One will still need an Android device, but with this new build, it doesn’t need to come out of the pocket to get stuff going.
On paper, it makes the game a bit more fluid for folks with Android Wear gear. At the very least, it gives addicts yet another reason to invest in Android Wear.
Ingress remains free on the Play Store; below is an image from the Ingress Google+ feed, showing the Android Wear iteration on a Moto360.
Ingress, Google/Niantic’s augmented reality thriller, continues the drive to get better with its latest update, which adds the ability to pause missions.
Misions is a new feature that was recently added.
The new build also brings bug fixes.
Ingress remains a trailblazer in its genre, bringing new features and interesting tweaks to its outstanding gameplay just over two years into its life. In that time, it has gone cross-platform and increased play area significantly. In many ways, it has far transcended a “simple capture the flag” adventure.
We had the opportunity to look at Ingress shortly after it launched, and loved it; it remains free on the Play Store.
Google/Niantic Labs’ augmented reality title Ingress is getting a new update with an interesting new feature called “Missions.”
Missions look to encourage players to visit portals and completing specific actions, like hacking or capturing, and may then ask the player to use clues to solve a puzzle required to move on to the next step of the mission. The new missions can be accessed via a new Missions tab in the Ops section.
In a move that simply makes sense, the developers have also further merged functionality sets of Ingress Missions and its other app Field Trip. Using the this dataset allows for the potential to direct Missions players to Field Trip locations.
Additionally, to start, a select number of users will have the ability to create their own Missions and share with players. The plan is to eventually open up the feature to players level 5 and above.
Ingress has a way inserting itself into conversation.
I was at an informal reunion of my wife’s class, held at a restaurant last winter. As the evening wore on, I happened to over hear one of my wife’s old classmates talking about “hacking” with his wife.
Boom. I lost track of time. We talked about strategies, local hotspots, the challenges of playing as a couple and making friends with the “enemy.”
Some of the others at the table were curious about what elicited such engaged conversation. As anyone that plays Ingress can tell you though, you almost have to play it to get it. Google’s Niantic Labs’ augmented reality thriller is especially interesting, but also quite hard to explain. Thus, we probably sounded like a few techno geeks on a smartphone high.
We probably didn’t do a good job of recruiting, but I blame the developer.
Thankfully, Niantic Labs has released a new video that helps in situations like this. This new video does a great job at discussing gameplay basics:
We were all mostly wowed by Google/Niantic’sIngress. At the time, it was arguably the best mobile augmented reality experience. Ever.
Without any improvements, well into its second year, it would still be the best game adventure of its type. Thankfully, Niantic has not rested on its laurels, and has continued to add a bunch of improvements and refinements that improve the gameplay and logic.
At the root, Ingress is still a pick-a-side battle that involves factions of players either accepting otherworldly intelligence, or working to thwart it.
Since we last looked at Ingress, big changes have occurred, especially in the area of portal mods. The pieced here have grown significantly past just shields. Heat sinks, link amplifiers and multi-hacks help with offensive output, while tweaks like force amplifiers and turrets can be formidable tools that prevent successful attacks.
Adjustments to the logic with regards to greater XM usage also called for other unique hacking rewards like power cubes. Power cubes act like portable XM banks that can be accessed when a player is low, as long as he/she has a cube of the appropriate level. Two other powerful, interesting tools are somewhat faction-specific; ADA Refractors allow portals to be flipped from green to blue, and a Jarvis Virus does the reverse. Both can be used to do things like break links and otherwise cause mayhem.
The UI has been improved as well. The Android phone-based app itself — scanner, in Ingress parlance — has received plenty of usability updates, adding in more information and making it a more graphically pleasing. In real life, Naintic has done an excellent job of driving meetups and real-life faction events in different cities. The backstory tie-ins are a stroke of genius too.
All in all, Ingress remains the penultimate mobile game. Amid rumors of iOS expansion, we say go all out: WP8 and BB10 too? We can’t wait to see what else Ingress comes up with.
Ingress is, undoubtedly, a very unusual game. It’s a world-wide secret agency simulator, in which the players around the world need to fight against each others agencies. The open beta started as a huge event, Operation #13Magnu, spanning 39 cities, and the participants will be awarded when the game will exit its open beta state on December, 14. The additional details can be found here: Ingress on Google+. The game itself can be downloaded for free from here: Ingress on Google Play.