The name is “Ingress” and it’s the ultimate social game brought up by Google, in a beta phase for now it’s already creating its own buzz online.
The game triggers you to start moving through the real world using an Android device and discover sources of a supposed mysterious energy, by walking around in real places you are then able to acquire and/or tap objects to complete virtual quests in the game via the Ingress app, this will make you progress and evolve as a player.
The whole game story rumbles around a so called “Niantic Project”, there are no clues what so ever of what this project can bring to humanity and it’s up to the community to find out what is going on behind this mysterious name.
From a social point of view, Google hopes to see the game promoting social interaction on a modern and fun environment, the game mechanic will make you go outside, see things, talk to people and meet new places, that can only be a good start!
It is too early to see what is the outcome of this immersive community gaming experience, but it for sure shows an avantgarde posture from Google towards the future.
Find out more about it at ingress.com.