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Looking for more Arlington players for Google’s new augmented reality game
  • arlingress May 25, 2013 - 1:35 am #74680 Reply

    Google’s Niantic Labs released an augmented reality game last November. It currently runs only on Android devices (sorry iPhone users). It is essentially a mix between real-life capture the flag and geo-caching. There are two sides, the Enlightened (green) and the Resistance (blue), in the game and over a thousand players playing in the DC metro area.

    The premise is simple. Using an app on your mobile device with your GPS turned on; you have to physically go to certain locations to "capture" them. There are tons of places all around Arlington. Every historic plaque, points of interest, sculpture, etc in Arlington is a place in the game. You would be surprised how much you will learn about the history of this area, the neat places you will discover, and new friends you will make. Even as a lifelong Arlington resident I found many places I had not previously known about. It can also be played while simply walking your dog. The game is global with people playing all over the world.

    I am posting this on the ARLNow forums because the Enlightened (the green side) could really use a few new players in Arlington. The game is currently accessible via invite only however our group has a dozen or so invites to give out. Because the game stresses teamwork and cooperation there is a very deep social aspect to the game as well. We frequently get together for happy hours, travel to DC or further places like Annapolis and make a day trip of things. It is quite fun.

    To get an invite and start playing for the Enlightened side in Arlington:
    <a href=”http://goo.gl/itFvj”>http://goo.gl/itFvj</a&gt;

    For more information:
    <a href=”http://www.ingress.com”>http://www.ingress.com</a&gt;
    <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingress_(game)”>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingress_(game)</a&gt;
    <a href=”http://ingressfieldguide.com/content/ingress-bootcamp”>http://ingressfieldguide.com/content/ingress-bootcamp</a&gt;

    arlingress May 28, 2013 - 12:51 pm #74679 Reply

    Google’s Niantic Labs released an augmented reality game last November. It currently runs only on Android devices (sorry iPhone users). It is essentially a mix between real-life capture the flag and geo-caching. There are two sides, the Enlightened (green) and the Resistance (blue), in the game and over a thousand players playing in the DC metro area.

    The premise is simple. Using an app on your mobile device with your GPS turned on; you have to physically go to certain locations to "capture" them. There are tons of places all around Arlington. Every historic plaque, points of interest, sculpture, etc in Arlington is a place in the game. You would be surprised how much you will learn about the history of this area, the neat places you will discover, and new friends you will make. Even as a lifelong Arlington resident I found many places I had not previously known about. It can also be played while simply walking your dog. The game is global with people playing all over the world.

    I am posting this on the ARLNow forums because the Enlightened (the green side) could really use a few new players in Arlington. The game is currently accessible via invite only however our group has a dozen or so invites to give out. Because the game stresses teamwork and cooperation there is a very deep social aspect to the game as well. We frequently get together for happy hours, travel to DC or further places like Annapolis and make a day trip of things. It is quite fun.

    To get an invite and start playing for the Enlightened side in Arlington:
    http://goo.gl/itFvj

    For more information:

    http://www.ingress.com

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingress_(game)

    http://ingressfieldguide.com/content/ingress-bootcamp

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