Anime is based on Niantic’s AR mobile game, ‘Ingress Prime,’ merging gameplay and narrative into a sci-fi thriller.
SAN FRANCISCO – Ingress: The Animation, an all-new CG-animated series based on Niantic’s augmented-reality mobile game, Ingress Prime, is now available on Netflix worldwide. The series was developed by Niantic in collaboration with Fuji TV and Craftar Studios in Japan. The anime merges Ingress Agents, gameplay and narrative into a sci-fi adventure thriller featuring music from various artists including UK rock band, Alt-J.
In Ingress: The Animation, exotic matter (XM) is leaking into the world through portals disguised as real-world landmarks scattered across the globe. XM influences people in different ways with some even gaining a super mental power. The show focuses on the main characters Makoto and Sarah who have been impacted by the exotic matter. Makoto can touch things and see their history, while Sarah can see certain aspects of time and space. The duo end-up on the run together away, fleeing from a third mysterious character named Jack.
Ingress Prime is a pioneering intersection of real-world mobile games and innovative multiplayer gameplay, uniting players worldwide in a collaboration to drive the deep narrative forward. The game builds on Niantic’s foundation of real-world augmented reality, leveraging cutting-edge location-based technology to reveal the global game board and uncover portals hiding in plain sight as public art and landmarks. Players must choose a side between the enlightened and the resistance, two factions battling for control of these landmarks and the fate of the world. The Ingress Prime storyline will evolve, changing based on how Ingress agents interact with one another and the outcome of Ingress real-world in-person “anomaly” events.
Ingress Prime is available as a free download on the App Store for iPhone and on Google Play for Android devices.