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Ingress - anyone play?
« on: September 18, 2015, 06:40:34 PM »
This topic brought to you by the fact that as I was reading one of the other threads here about the Glyph hunt, I was confused for a moment b/c I wasn't parsing it as Stargate glyphs, but rather as Ingress glyphs... d'oh!

If you're not familiar with it - it's a game for Android and iOS (not sure if there's a Windows version, but I don't think so) that is GPS-based that has you wandering around your city - and cities you visit - looking for portals (usually located at churches, post offices and other nifty/cool places around town) that you can hack or smash. =)

website here: https://www.ingress.com/

if you'd like an invite to play (there's a recruiting badge i'm working on earning levels of - full disclosure) PM me for an invite.  there are probably missions (series of portals to hack to earn badges) all around Vancouver and we can organize a group outing if anyone's up for it.

 
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Re: Ingress - anyone play?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 09:50:16 PM »
Does this mean that no one plays?

It's fun.  And you don't have to worry about looking odd walking around staring at your phone, b/c that's what everyone *else* is doing too!  =)

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Re: Ingress - anyone play?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 11:00:19 PM »
I have a Windows phone and can't access it. Anything with the google play store or iTunes is a no go.
 

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Re: Ingress - anyone play?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2015, 04:11:44 AM »
Niantic labs makes/runs the game... I wonder if poking them with enough interest would get them on-board w/ a Windows version?

They used to be part of Google - hence the Android-heavy-ness of things (Android gets updates first, etc.), but they're their own entity now, so maybe expansion?  App-building is not my thing.

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Re: Ingress - anyone play?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2015, 05:43:17 AM »
Totally going to look into this..
It looks pretty awesome :)!
 

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Re: Ingress - anyone play?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2015, 10:05:32 PM »
Totally going to look into this..
It looks pretty awesome :)!

It'll help you learn how to use your GPS. =)  The game is linked to GPS locations.

*looks at stats*  I'm thinking I may make it to level 11 before I get to Vancouver.  Higher if I really get out and do stuff between now and then.   Right now I'm less than 1k AP away from Level 8.

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Re: Ingress - anyone play?
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2015, 05:39:29 AM »
I wanna play the thing, looks terrific!!!
 

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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2015, 01:32:54 PM »
Totally going to look into this..
It looks pretty awesome :)!

It'll help you learn how to use your GPS. =)  The game is linked to GPS locations.

*looks at stats*  I'm thinking I may make it to level 11 before I get to Vancouver.  Higher if I really get out and do stuff between now and then.   Right now I'm less than 1k AP away from Level 8.

Just waiting to get a new phone (I will seriously break the one I have at the moment if I tried to do this haha!!!)
 

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Re: Ingress - anyone play?
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2015, 07:54:28 PM »
I wanna play the thing, looks terrific!!!

pm me your email addy and i'll send you an invite.  =)

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Re: Ingress - anyone play?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2015, 09:13:24 PM »
Anyone who's playing... *DOUBLE* AP from now until 1 December for Ingress' 3rd birthday! 

Oh - and if you reach at least level 3 by 1 Dec, you get the 3rd b-day badge! =)


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Re: Ingress - anyone play?
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2015, 06:00:41 PM »
Just waiting for my new phone so I can play...
It is taking FOREEEEEEVER to come!!! eeeek!
 

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Re: Ingress - anyone play?
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2015, 09:51:44 PM »
Just waiting for my new phone so I can play...
It is taking FOREEEEEEVER to come!!! eeeek!

Evil phone!  Doesn't it know that you need to PLAY?!

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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2015, 04:56:45 AM »
Just waiting for my new phone so I can play...
It is taking FOREEEEEEVER to come!!! eeeek!

Evil phone!  Doesn't it know that you need to PLAY?!

I think they don't want me to play... I got an email yesterday telling me that it won't be arriving for another 2 weeks, I should have just gone to the shop lol!!
I've been looking up about it cause I'm so keen!
I can't wait to start playing!
 

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Re: Ingress - anyone play?
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2015, 05:00:24 AM »
It's a lot of fun!  Once you get going and decide you're into it, look up on G+ or online somewhere for your local Ingress group.  If you're so inclined, it's a great way to meet new people. =)

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Re: Ingress - anyone play?
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2016, 09:53:56 PM »
So - Ingress does live events throughout the year.  We just finished the Obsidian anomaly series (Enlightened won the series!) and the next series will be posted on the Ingress site:

https://www.ingress.com/events

once more details are finalized.

They've listed cities on their G+ -> https://plus.google.com/+Ingress/posts/2gAn4iKy7RV

Anomalies are big, live event contests.  Sort of like conventions, but with more competition. =)  They're a lot of fun and let you meet other agents from wherever they travel in from.