Sep 25, 2014
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.
We had an opportunity to review Ingress and observe how that app has grown since it was unveiled. It has received a steady batch of upgrades, including being opened to players using iOS devices.
Ingress remains free on the Play Store; the new update is rolling out currently. The new feature is restricted to Android users for the time being.
[Source: Ingress Google+ Page]