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Ingress leaves beta, now available for everyone

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Ingress leaves beta, now available for everyone
Ingress has been in closed beta for quite a long time, and the beta has grown considerably. Right now, Ingress is in the 1 million to 5 million download range in the Google Play Store, which is quite a sizable beta. But, Google and Niantic are finally ready to open up the MMO game to everyone, which means you no longer need to have an invite to get in on the fun.

It has been almost one year since Ingress first launched, and in that time the world of Ingress has grown considerably. This growth has not only been in the size of the player pool, but in the game itself. When it first launched, the world of Ingress was a barren land filled with portals that always had the promise of being more interesting when more players could get together, but there were never enough players in the same area (unless you were in a major city, especially San Francisco or New York). Now, Ingress has no portals that are untouched, and the overall war is firmly entrenched. 

The mythos surrounding Ingress has grown considerably as well, and if you're interested, it will take a long time to get through all of the bits, notes, video, and pictures that are at the Niantic Project website, which has been adding more every day for almost a year now. There is definitely a lot to see and do in Ingress, and there are plenty of groups around to jump in with. 

If you want to give the game a try, it is available for free in the Google Play Store. It only requires Android 2.3, but we would suggest being wary of your battery, because you'll be using your screen and GPS quite a bit. And, of course you can catch up with the story at the Project Niantic website.

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posted on 31 Oct 2013, 12:34 4

1. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

It's all about the Resistance!!!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 12:35

2. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)

It will be quite hard for a lot of new players to enter in a game where most of it´s portals are level 5+

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 12:49 2

4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Google has always maintained that the aim is to get people together in the real world, so getting with a group of experienced players will help you level fast

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:29 1

5. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

The community is real good with helping out new players. I've met and power leveled a couple of players myself.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 12:43 5

3. Yubnub (Posts: 100; Member since: 23 May 2013)

Oh yeah, lets go Resistance!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 19:19

6. pitchenatent (Posts: 15; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)

this app is so awesome and finally they come up with something that uses GPS other than its stupid other reasons I love the interface looks great river Indus app should be glorified on top of that I'm part of the resistance every need to be part of the resistance

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 21:05

7. MyJobSux (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)

HEY GUYS, LETS GO HOME AND GET ONLINE TO PLAY A GAME SO WE CAN HANG OUT...yeah, it really is as dumb as it sounds...

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