Two years ago, Google's Niantic Labs launched their popular real world game, and I knew absolutely nothing about it.
I still know next to nothing about it, but I do know that I am interesting in giving it a try! Ingress has been popping up all over my Google+ account as players worked for the last 2 weeks to gain special awards and bonuses as a 2-year anniversary gift. Still, I didn't start playing yet.
What is Ingress? It's a real world game where things like statues and locations are turned into virtual Portals in the game. You have to physically go to the location, then you tap a couple buttons on your phone to interact with it. Once you hit one you can get a key for it, which is used to create a virtual link to it from another portal. Links create covered areas of the globe, which result in team points. The actual game mechanics are a major description, but that is the gist of it.
Why do I want to start Ingress? Because it seems like a great way to explore some new locations. Because it seems like a great way to meet some new people. Mostly, because it seems like fun!
Are any of you on Ingress? What is there to enjoy?