Android Giggles: Ingress!
The more you play the more you get sucked in. Hng.
Take it away, Wiki:
The game makers’ framing device for the game is as follows: Earth has been seeded with “Exotic Matter,” or XM, associated with the Shapers, a mysterious phenomenon or alien race which is neither described nor seen.
In the left hand corner we have the Enlightened! Who believe that the Shapers are working toward a powerful enlightenment which will uplift all mankind.
Then in the right hand corner, currently weighing in at 245.377.686 Mind Units, the undisputed world champion known only as the RESISTANCE!
This faction believes in protecting humanity from Shaper ingression.
And tonight’s prize? ETERNAL GLORRRYYY!
LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLEEE!!
Basically the goal is to cover as much of the globe in your color as you can.
This is pretty much what it looks like in game!
The incredibly cool thing that got me sucked in is how active the community is.
All across the globe anomalies occur that decide where the story will go next. People travel, meet up, hang out and play some Ingress.
You could say this stuff gets taken pretty seriously.
Now on a smaller scale i’ve actually noticed people in my neighborhood playing, passing by the same portal I just secured and attacking it.
It is pretty cool I tell you.
Not to mention portals are mostly located on Points Of Interest so you learn tons of new things about your environment!
Just yesterday a “virus” was released to make portals decay 30% faster, so if there was ever an active time to step in, it’s now.
Here’s my current player profile!
Now come join me!
Off to give Holland my undivided attention one last time!
“Orange on top”! Or.. well.. third!
Edit: Ingress is now available on iOS!
Posted on July 12, 2014, in Box o' appearance and tagged android, app, apple, augmented reality, ingress, ios, iphone, mmo, picture, player profile, portals, screenshot. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.