The past year has been an eventful one for Ingress. Over seven million Agents around the world have installed the Ingress app on both Android and iOS and more than thirty thousand Agents have participated in Ingress “Anomaly events” hosted across the world. The app has helped Ingress Agents meet new friends, discover new places, and has motivated some to undertake incredible adventures such as climbing mountains, swimming to uninhabited islands, and chartering planes and helicopters to capture remote Portals.
Today, we’re excited to announce a new feature that we believe is the biggest and most significant change since our launch. It’s called “Missions” and it will be rolling out to Android users today and to iOS users in the very near future. Ingress Missions challenge Agents to visit a series of places, complete a game action such as Hacking or Capturing a Portal, and/or use clues to solve a puzzle to advance to the next step. We’ve also merged the rich and dynamic Field Trip dataset with Ingress Missions, opening up the opportunity to direct users to Field Trip locations provided by more than 200 Field Trip publisher partners about history, art, architecture, outdoor activities, shopping, dining, and more.
In addition to the Missions created by Niantic, we are also empowering users to create their own Missions and to share them with other Ingress players. We are opening up Mission creation initially to a small set of experienced Agents with plans to expand over the next weeks and months to all Agents level five and above. We’ll be posting updates as we expand availability.
We are incredibly excited to see what kinds of adventures Ingress Agents will create in locations around the world. Nearby Missions can be found in the new Missions tab in the Ops menu. If you don’t see any nearby Missions, keep checking back. New Missions are being published daily.
As always, please keep sharing your Ingress stories of adventure and discovery!
- +John Hanke
Gallery of Missions on Android and iPhone: http://goo.gl/oANC2i #IngressReport #IngressMissions