Ingress - Alternate Reality Game from Google

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    I have no clue why Google is promoting a Mobile Game

    Google’s Niantic Labs is indeed releasing a massively multiplayer map-based mobile online augmented reality game. Just say MMMMOARG and people in the know will get what you mean. The game is called Ingress, and it’s free and is intended to be played globally. Its J.J. Abramsesque plot revolves around a strange and powerful energy force (are there any other kinds?) that must be stopped or, depending on how you feel about mysterious energy forces, encouraged. You pick a side, pro-energy or anti-energy, and do battle in the real world against the other side by linking energy hot spots to one another, creating protected zones on the map. The first team to dominate the world wins, just like IRL. The other team tries to break those links and, Othello-like, flip the areas back to their side. Here’s the promo video.



    The energy hot spots, also known as portals, are located on top of notable landmarks in cities around the world and players use their phone’s map to check in at as many spots as possible. Players can also take walks on designated paths to pick up energy points to make their characters stronger and more able to flip portals their way.

    Ingress: The New Mobile Game From Google's Niantic Labs - Forbes
     
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