Plans for the iOS version of the game were confirmed by Ingress product manager Brandon Badger, with the Android version experiencing over ten thousand active players a month and one million activations total since Google launched a closed beta for the title last November.
As described in the Google Play description, the multiplayer gameplay of Ingress centers around two sides, The Enlightened and The Resistance, who compete against each other for clues about a mysterious new technology. The story is set in real-time with Google delivering new clues every week, with players claiming local landmarks around them in the real-world, which earns them points for their respective team in-game.
Ingress transforms the real world into the landscape for a global game of mystery, intrigue, and competition.
Our future is at stake. And you must choose a side.
A mysterious energy has been unearthed by a team of scientists in Europe. The origin and purpose of this force is unknown, but some researchers believe it is influencing the way we think. We must control it or it will control us.
Move through the real world using your Android device and the Ingress app to discover and tap sources of this mysterious energy. Acquire objects to aid in your quest, deploy tech to capture territory, and ally with other players to advance the cause of the Enlightened or the Resistance.
An unauthorized version of Ingress was released for iOS earlier this year for both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices, however the port's creators warn that players may be banned for using an unofficial app. A new Ingress story titled "13Magnus" began today with live events planned for 38 cities, concluding in San Francisco on December 14th. Ingress is set to launch for iOS in 2014, but Google has not specified when.