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Big Ingress Plans for Google I/O This Year

May 3, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

This year at Google I/O, the Niantic Labs, the team behind Ingress are hosting a special Ingress event. They will also be giving away an activation code to every Google I/O attendee. The team is also encouraging everyone to go through Field Agent training first, but it looks like Niantic is trying to get San Francsico to be the scene of a huge Ingress war between the Enlightened and Resistance. What better place or setting to do it, than Google I/O?

Currently, Ingress is still in closed beta. So this is a huge treat, especially for those going to Google I/O that don’t have an activation code yet. The event is taking place after hours, and one taking place during the After Hours Party on May 15th. According to Android Authority, that party is supposedly going to provide a “magical experience”. Here’s the full text from the email regarding Ingress:

 

Ingress, exclusively for I/O registrants

We’re pleased to share that all Google I/O 2013 registrants will be given an exclusive opportunity to play Ingress, the massively multiplayer geo game that was recently launched by Google’s Niantic Labs and is currently in closed beta. We’ll be hosting games on both Tuesday, May 14th from 4- 6PM at Moscone West (1st floor), and on Wednesday, May 15th from 7- 10PM at the I/O After Hours Party at Moscone West (3rd Floor).  There will also be a major Ingress-wide game event in San Francisco the evening of Thursday, May 16th from 7- 9PM which I/O attendees are invited to participate in.

Within the next 48 hours, an Ingress code will be sent from io2013-google@ingress.com to your preferred email for I/O communications. We encourage you to set up your Ingress account in advance of the event and begin your field agent training. We’ll also have staff on hand throughout I/O, starting on Tuesday, to help you make the most of this innovative mobile gaming experience.

Finally, don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn more about the design vision behind Ingress in the I/O session on Wednesday, May 15th at 3:30 PM.

Android Headlines will have staff in San Francisco for Google I/O, and if you’re planning on attending make sure you check out all the Ingress action as I’m sure everyone will be blasting a ton of XMP’s. especially during that 3-hour keynote on Wednesday, May 15th.

How many of you are still playing Ingress? What level are you? Let us know in the comments down below.