Have you heard of Ingress? It’s a relatively new massively multiplayer augmented reality game for Android that’s currently in closed, invite-only beta. It’s developed by Niantic Labs, a team within Google. The object of this game is to join forces with either The Resistance or The Enlightened for ultimate control of the world. Control is gained by obtaining a special kind of energy called XM and using that energy to capture and hold locations in your area.
Ingress is a confusing game, but I have been trying to figure it out over last few days. To get the most out of this game, you have to go outside, put in some earbuds and search for things to interact with. Here is what I experienced.
I walked down the stairs of my apartment and looked at my smartphone’s screen. I saw there were several bits of XM energy all around me. I started walking in the direction of the most XM, and they were immediately added to my reserves after I came within range. Once my reserves were full, it was time to start finding and capturing portals.............>>