Ingress – Niantic Lab’s new ARG – who’s playing?

Posted Nov 19, 2012 at 2:56 am in Threads > Games

***Unfortunately, I do not have any Ingress invites. Please feel free to join the conversation about the game though***

Google’s Niantic Labs have released the follow up to their Field Trip app, and it’s got Google+ going crazy – Ingress


Ingress gets you moving up and around to capture portals, which are mostly located on public works of art – sculptures, murals, statues, etc – or on public buildings – post offices, fire departments, etc.

I was lucky enough to get in on the beta, and have been playing for the last few days. It’s made me have the following thought several times:

Now, if you’ve not received your invite yet, there are still things you can do with Ingress. You can read all sorts of backstory here. Once you’ve installed the app, you can submit suggested portal locations (Instructions here.)

So far, I’ve enjoyed my time in Google’s augmented reality, the G+ #Ingress trending topic has been all sorts of fun to read – it’s been a combination of people begging for invites, and some pretty impressive content. Regional factions have already started to spring up as well – I’m part of the Chicago Resistance.

So who else has gotten in? Who else is looking forward to getting in? Who has NO idea what the hell I’m talking about? Let’s talk about everything Ingress here.