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Ingress

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"Is this what everybody is talking about?"

9
  • Hey, Google's into gaming!
  • Free, no ads
  • Battery drainer
  • Invited-only

Google's own geocatching game

It's odd to write about a "Google game". It's even odder that Google is so adamant with its policy (Gmail, G+, Gwhatever) of closed invitations system, no matter how useful may it be to developers. However, at the end of the day Google owns the best free map app so far, so it shouldn't strike anyone that they try to play with their beloved toy for a while, and Google has a name in what we could call "opening new fields" on their products.

As you surely already know, Ingress is a geocatching game, played along your daily real life, as if you were a secret agent fighting for or against an upcoming alien invasion. Well, indeed that's what is about: earthlings (virtually) wrestling over power places in a never-ending, world-wide, massive multi-player, augmented-reality game. Sounds great, even for those not keen on this kind of stuff. There's an awesome tutorial to understand what are you playing at, at the end of which you will have to choose a faction, either Resistance or Empire, ehem, I meant, Enlightened.

In short, I wanted to leave to the end this couple of pretentious Morpheo-like sentences: "You have downloaded what you believe to be a game, but it is not" and "saving the world is dangerous. If you don't want to assume this risk, now is your chance to close this app and go back to your normal life". They may be too rough for a game, but puts you into the thrilling atmosphere of it. Game can be intensively played or just enjoyed for a while when you are walking around, taking your dog for a walk or jogging.

Anyway, perhaps is too soon to ponder whether Ingress will be the antepenultimate Google's passing craze or if it will begin a golden era of geo-catching games...meanwhile, we'll wonder if there are enough players, how much will they play and what will happen when Google launches G's AR glasses, in case there was any relationship between the arch-hyped G's product and this game.

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by Peter , Appszoom

Jan 03, 2013

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