Reviewed in The Rare & Unseen Apps & Games
DESCRIPTION: Earth at risk... Save it u r the agent... But no way u can sit on ur couch and relax n play.... This game is far tooo innovative .... To close the dangerous portals.... U HAVE TO GO THERE..... yes u just can't sit.... Go to the indicated portals n close them before the enemy gets to them. It uses ur GPS n then converts real world into a virtual one.... Google maps go neon n colorful..... Yea.... Let's go..... DRAWBACKS: Time consuming bit slow.....
Kicemana: an awesome augmented reality game by Google. Basically it's a power struggle between two factions. The app uses Google maps overlaid with the game data to show you where to play. Use the overlay to find "portals" which can be strengthened if owned by your faction, attacked if owned by the opposing faction, or taken over if neutral. Overall it's a fun and addictive social game that offers good reason to get outside.
✮ Top Game of 2013 at Google Play Player's Choice Awards.
✮ Best Android Strategy Game Runner-up at Android Central Best of 2013 Awards
✮ One of the Best Android Apps of 2013 - Gizmag “It’s a social network, a lifestyle, and exercise rolled into one.” - Chris M, User
“I've made friends who I would keep for life during the course of this "game."” - Zeke C, User
Ingress transforms the real world into the landscape for a global game of mystery, intrigue, and competition.
Our future is at stake. You must choose a side.
A mysterious energy has been unearthed by a team of scientists in Europe. The origin and purpose of this force is unknown, but some researchers believe it is influencing the way we think. We must control it or it will control us.
“The Enlightened” seek to embrace the power that this energy may bestow upon us. “The Resistance” struggle to defend, and protect what’s left of our humanity.
Install Ingress and transform your world.
The World is the Game
Move through the real world using your Android device and the Ingress app to discover and tap sources of this mysterious energy. Acquire objects to aid in your quest, deploy tech to capture territory, and ally with other players to advance the cause of the Enlightened or the Resistance.
The struggle is being played out globally. Track the progress of players around the world, plan your next steps, and communicate with others using an Intelligence map.
What is the Niantic Project?
Is this just a game? An Investigation Board (http://www.google.com/+NianticProject) filled with cryptic clues and secret codes awaits. The story evolves everyday. Powerful secrets and game tech are there to be unlocked.
The struggle to save the planet spans the entire world. Groups of people acting together can be more effective than individuals acting alone. Cooperation across neighborhoods, cities, and countries will be needed to achieve the ultimate victory.
Note: Ingress uses the "Read_Contacts" app permission to make it easier to invite your friends to join you in your mission to save the world. The app will not contact anyone without your explicit action to recruit a particular friend.
Join the investigation
Help Center: http://support.google.com/ingress