I've personally spent a good amount of time playing Google's augmented reality game Ingress. One thing I really like about it is that the virtual portals in the game are based around real world public art rather than commercial locations, but I'm no dummy. I know cash rules everything around me. It was only a matter of time before the game started integrating visits to stores, and it seems that time is now. Ingress has paired up with Duane Reade and is offering players in-game rewards for in-store visits.
"I've been trying to take over Washington Square Park for a little over a week now, but it's overrun with Resistance portals, and I'm not powerful enough to shut them down," is something a crazy person, or someone playing Ingress would say. I wrote about the trailer for Ingress back in November. It's Google's Android augmented reality MMORPG. The game is still in closed beta, but I got an invite a little bit ago and I've been trying it out. I really have been trying to take over Washington Square Park. It will be mine, I tell you. Mine!
Google is launching an augmented reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game on its Android operating system. The game is called Ingress, which is a word that essentially mean "an entrance," and looks to be played by using a phone to interact with the game and the real world around the player at the same time. It gets even weirder, though.