Reblogged from cybermax
I’ve just recently discovered Ingress, and it’s my new favorite game! Ingress is an alternate reality game managed through a smartphone app. Users join either the Resistance or the Enlightened, and must hack portals that pop up around their actual cities.
I just joined the Enlightened team and have been walking around downtown Reno trying to capture portals. If you’ve ever wanted to feel like you’re a part of a secret mission, this is the game for you. There’s a comm system to communicate with your cadre, transmissions to download, items and weapons to capture, and a navigation system to locate portals. You can also create an Agent Avatar. Check out the video to learn more about the game’s premise.
I was so wrapped up in hacking a portal that I was startled when a police officer whizzed right past me on a motorcycle with his sirens on. But I think it added to the feel of the game. I’m excited to team up with my group and explore Reno! You can bet I’ll be making my own gear for it, too—I’m thinking an arm band with the Enlightened patch. This would also be a great game to try out while traveling. If you’re an Ingress player, let’s talk! I’m studying up on strategy but would like some suggestions.
I can already tell this is something that I’m going to get waaaaay too obsessed with.