Seven Reasons Google’s Ingress Game Won’t Go Anywhere
I just completed a 12 month stint of playing Google’s online reality game Ingress. When I exited the game I had accumulated just over 10 million points (it takes 1.2 million to reach the highest level). The town I played in went from a handful of portals to over 40.
If you haven’t heard about Ingress it’s an near-real time augmented reality massively multiplayer online pervasive game created by Niantic Labs, a start up within Google, currently for Android devices, but, expected to be available for Apple’s iOS in 2014.
The game has a complex science fiction back story with a continuous open narrative. Teams are divided into two factions (colors). green is referred to as Enlightened. Blue is referred to as Resistance. (via Wikipedia)