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<blockquote>''"The world around you is not what it seems." ''<ref>https://www.ingress.com/</ref></blockquote>
 
<blockquote>''"The world around you is not what it seems." ''<ref>https://www.ingress.com/</ref></blockquote>
   
Ingress is an augmented reality massively multiplayer online role-playing location-based game created by [[Niantic Labs]]. The game was originally exclusively for Android devices and was made available for Apple's iOS on July 14, 2014. The game has a complex science fiction back story with a continuous open narrative.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingress_(game)</ref>
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Ingress is an augmented reality massively multiplayer online role-playing location-based game created by [[Niantic Labs]]. The game was originally exclusively for Android devices and was made available for Apple's iOS on 14. July 2014. The game has a complex science fiction back story with a continuous open narrative.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingress_(game)</ref>
   
An update to Ingress, dubbed ''Ingress Prime'', was released November 5th, 2018. Rather than a sequel, it is billed as a massive update to the existing game, redesigning the experience with an updated interface, sounds, new features, and a new story arc. There will also potentially be an anime series that further fleshes out the world.
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An update to Ingress, dubbed ''Ingress Prime'', was released 05. November 2018. Rather than a sequel, it is billed as a massive update to the existing game, redesigning the experience with an updated interface, sounds, new features, and a new story arc. There also is an anime series that further fleshes out the world.
   
 
== Plot ==
 
== Plot ==
   
<span id="tran0" style="">Scientists working with the LHC at CERN in Geneva discover the existence of a mysterious particle,</span> [[Exotic Matter|Exotic Matter (XM)]].<span id="tran0" style=""> The NIA, an American secret agency, then created the Niantic project, where they hired CERN scientists to study XM and its effects. There, [[ADA]], an AI, is created to assist the project. The Niantic project quickly discovers that the presence of XM In high concentrations around places with cultural importance is not natural and thus deduces that it was introduced by Aliens ("[[Shaper]]s") and that it has a direct link with the creativity of human beings. </span><span id="tran0" style="">During the Niantic Project, a prototype [[Power Cube]] explodes, subjecting all the members of the project to large doses of pure XM ("[[Epiphany Night]]"). Because of it, members run away and the project is shortly after closed. Most of the members of the project are quickly recruited by three companies, IQTech, Vizur, and Hulong, who try to use the XM for commercial purposes (it is these companies which develop the various available items).</span>
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<span id="tran0" style="">Scientists working with the LHC at CERN in Geneva discover the existence of a mysterious particle,</span> [[Exotic Matter]] ({{XM}}).<span id="tran0" style=""> The [[NIA]], an American secret agency, then created the Niantic project, where they hired CERN scientists to study {{XM}} and its effects. There, [[ADA]], an AI, is created to assist the project. The Niantic project quickly discovers that the presence of {{XM}} In high concentrations around places with cultural importance is not natural and thus deduces that it was introduced by Aliens ("[[Shaper|Shapers]]") and that it has a direct link with the creativity of human beings. </span><span id="tran0" style="">During the [[Niantic Project]], a prototype [[Power Cube]] explodes, subjecting all the members of the project to large doses of pure {{XM}} ("[[Epiphany Night]]"). Because of it, members run away and the project is shortly after closed. Most of the members of the project are quickly recruited by three companies, IQTech, Vizur, and Hulong, who try to use the {{XM}} for commercial purposes (it is these companies which develop the various available items).</span>
   
<span id="tran1" style="">Also at the time of the flight, a mobile phone of one of the members of the project is lost in a train and finds itself in the hands of an average guy and the scanner Ingress finds itself spread on Play Store, it is the beginning of the game. </span><span id="tran0" style="">Very fast, two factions face each other: the {{Enlightened}}, who approve the influence of the XM and the action of Shapers, and the {{Resistance}}, who are against. Both factions want to create fields to submit the people who are below ([[Mind Unit]], MU) in the influence of the supposed XM to direct people to the one or the other camp.</span>
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<span id="tran1" style="">Also at the time of the flight, a mobile phone of one of the members of the project is lost in a train and finds itself in the hands of an average guy and the Ingress [[scanner]] finds itself spread on the Play Store, it is the beginning of the game. </span><span id="tran0" style="">Very fast, two [[factions]] face each other: the {{Enlightened}}, who approve the influence of the {{XM}} and the action of Shapers, and the {{Resistance}}, who are against. Both factions want to create fields to submit the people who are below ([[Mind Unit]], {{MU}}) in the influence of the supposed {{XM}} to direct people to the one or the other camp.</span>
<span id="tran1" style="">Most of the former members of the project Niantic align themselves with a camp or the other one and the Resistance fighters find themselves managed / represented by ADA whereas the leader of the Enlightened is [[Roland Jarvis]], a mystic sculptor (where from the names of the viruses: [[ADA Refactor]] and [[JARVIS Virus]]). </span><span id="tran0" style="">During this time another character, [[Hank Johnson]], a former serviceman reconverted in the more or less occult documentary, discovers that the XM is known in reality since the Roman time. He also discovers that a secret society, [[13Magnus]], has existed since this period to defend the interests of the Resistance.</span>
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<span id="tran1" style="">Most of the former members of the project Niantic align themselves with a camp or the other one and the {{Resistance}} fighters find themselves managed / represented by [[ADA]] whereas the leader of the Enlightened is [[Roland Jarvis]], a mystic sculptor (where from the names of the viruses: [[ADA Refactor]] and [[JARVIS Virus]]). </span><span id="tran0" style="">During this time another character, [[Hank Johnson]], a former serviceman reconverted in the more or less occult documentary, discovers that the {{XM}} was known in reality since the Roman times. He also discovers that a secret society, [[13Magnus]], has existed since this period to defend the interests of the {{Resistance}}.</span>
   
<span id="tran1" style="">Then there was full of complications, characters change camp, die but their soul finds itself scattered in the network of [[Portal]]s (where from [[Shard]]s, at the origin of personality's fragments), resuscitates... [[Roland Jarvis]] dies for good at the moment and is replaced by [[The Acolyte]], his follower, as leader of the Enlightened. ADA becomes more important, tries to merge with a human being ([[Klue]]), but in the end Klue rejects her and ADA seems to stop being a threat. F</span><span id="tran0" style="">ew character appears in the middle of last year, [[Jahan]], a follower of 13Magnus, becomes the representative of the Resistance and further to an anomaly activate a device which has to allow another extraterrestrial race ([[N'Zeers]], which set against the cultural evolution of Shapers a quite technological orientation) to penetrate too into the network of Portals to fight Shapers and their influence.</span>
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<span id="tran1" style="">Then there was full of complications, characters change camp, die but their soul finds itself scattered in the network of [[Portal|Portals]] (where from [[Shard|Shards]], at the origin of personality's fragments), resuscitates... [[Roland Jarvis]] dies for good at the moment and is replaced by [[The Acolyte]], his follower, as leader of the {{Enlightened}}. [[ADA]] becomes more important, tries to merge with a human being ([[Klue]]), but in the end Klue rejects her and [[ADA]] seems to stop being a threat. </span><span id="tran0" style="">Few character appears in the middle of last year, [[Jahan]], a follower of [[13Magnus]], becomes the representative of the Resistance and further to an [[anomaly]] activate a device which has to allow another extraterrestrial race ([[N'Zeers]], which set against the cultural evolution of Shapers a quite technological orientation) to penetrate too into the network of Portals to fight Shapers and their influence.</span>
   
<span id="tran1" style="">Thus we see that if underlying purpose of the Resistance fighters did not change, they became allied from now on to another extraterrestrial race to this end ... </span><span id="tran0" style="">During the series of anomalies which has just finished the purpose for the representative of both factions was to obtain the control of a powerful [[Artifact]] created by a member of 13Magnus in the Roman time, the [[Obsidian Shield]], supposed according to the faction which would use it to protect the network of Portals of the influence of the enemy extraterrestrial race. And it is thus the activation of the shield by The Acolyte continuation in the victory Enlightened which pulled the disappearance of all the XM (quite allegedly protecting us from the influence of N'Zeers).</span><ref>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.ingress&hl=en</ref>
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<span id="tran1" style="">Thus we see that if underlying purpose of the Resistance fighters did not change, they became allied from now on to another extraterrestrial race to this end... </span><span id="tran0" style="">During the series of [[Anomaly|Anomalies]] which has just finished the purpose for the representative of both [[factions]] was to obtain the control of a powerful [[Artifact]] created by a member of [[13Magnus]] during the Roman times, the [[Obsidian Shield]], supposed according to the faction which would use it to protect the network of [[Portal|Portals]] of the influence of the enemy extraterrestrial race. And it is thus the activation of the shield by The Acolyte continuation in the victory {{Enlightened}} which pulled the disappearance of all the {{XM}} (quite allegedly protecting us from the influence of [[N'Zeer|N'Zeers]]).</span><ref>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.ingress&hl=en</ref>
   
 
== Gameplay ==
 
== Gameplay ==
 
=== Basics ===
 
=== Basics ===
The initial step a player takes to begin playing Ingress is to choose a faction to align themselves with, either the [[Enlightened]] or the [[Resistance]]. The player then moves through the real world with the Ingress app running on their Android or iOS device to specific locations and accesses portals, sources of this mysterious energy. The player's goal is to claim these portals and [[Link|link]] them, thus earning points for their faction. Through various means of gameplay, a player can acquire to help them defend ally portals and destroy enemy portals.
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The initial step a player takes to begin playing Ingress is to choose a faction to align themselves with, either the [[Enlightened]] or the [[Resistance]]. The player then moves through the real world with the Ingress app running on their Android or iOS device to specific locations and accesses [[Portal|Portals]], sources of this mysterious energy. The player's goal is to claim these [[Portal|Portals]] and [[Link|link]] them, thus earning points for their [[faction]]. Through various means of [[:Category:Gameplay|gameplay]], a player can acquire to help them defend ally [[Portal|Portals]]and destroy enemy [[Portal|Portals]].
   
 
=== Strategy/Scoring ===
 
=== Strategy/Scoring ===
To score points, measured in [[Mind Unit|Mind Units (MU)]], for their faction a player must create [[Control Field|control fields]] by linking three portals together in a triangle. The larger the area covered by a control field, the more Mind Units are captured and added to the faction's score. The game is being played out globally and is scored likewise.
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To score points, measured in [[Mind Unit|Mind Units ({{MU|s}})]], for their [[faction]] a player must create [[Control Field|Control Fields]] by [[Link|linking]] three [[Portal|Portals]] together in a triangle. The larger the area covered by a [[Control Field]], the more [[Mind Unit|Mind Units]] are captured and added to the [[faction]]'s score. The game is being played out globally and is scored likewise.
   
 
=== Alliances ===
 
=== Alliances ===
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 useful to achieve the ultimate victory.
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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 neighbourhoods, cities, and countries will be useful to achieve the ultimate victory.
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==

Latest revision as of 17:43, 2 January 2021

"The world around you is not what it seems." [1]

Ingress is an augmented reality massively multiplayer online role-playing location-based game created by Niantic Labs. The game was originally exclusively for Android devices and was made available for Apple's iOS on 14. July 2014. The game has a complex science fiction back story with a continuous open narrative.[2]

An update to Ingress, dubbed Ingress Prime, was released 05. November 2018. Rather than a sequel, it is billed as a massive update to the existing game, redesigning the experience with an updated interface, sounds, new features, and a new story arc. There also is an anime series that further fleshes out the world.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Scientists working with the LHC at CERN in Geneva discover the existence of a mysterious particle, Exotic Matter (XM). The NIA, an American secret agency, then created the Niantic project, where they hired CERN scientists to study XM and its effects. There, ADA, an AI, is created to assist the project. The Niantic project quickly discovers that the presence of XM In high concentrations around places with cultural importance is not natural and thus deduces that it was introduced by Aliens ("Shapers") and that it has a direct link with the creativity of human beings. During the Niantic Project, a prototype Power Cube explodes, subjecting all the members of the project to large doses of pure XM ("Epiphany Night"). Because of it, members run away and the project is shortly after closed. Most of the members of the project are quickly recruited by three companies, IQTech, Vizur, and Hulong, who try to use the XM for commercial purposes (it is these companies which develop the various available items).

Also at the time of the flight, a mobile phone of one of the members of the project is lost in a train and finds itself in the hands of an average guy and the Ingress scanner finds itself spread on the Play Store, it is the beginning of the game. Very fast, two factions face each other: the Enlightened Enlightend Logo.png, who approve the influence of the XM and the action of Shapers, and the Resistance Resistance Logo.png, who are against. Both factions want to create fields to submit the people who are below (Mind Unit, MU) in the influence of the supposed XM to direct people to the one or the other camp. Most of the former members of the project Niantic align themselves with a camp or the other one and the Resistance Resistance Logo.png fighters find themselves managed / represented by ADA whereas the leader of the Enlightened is Roland Jarvis, a mystic sculptor (where from the names of the viruses: ADA Refactor and JARVIS Virus). During this time another character, Hank Johnson, a former serviceman reconverted in the more or less occult documentary, discovers that the XM was known in reality since the Roman times. He also discovers that a secret society, 13Magnus, has existed since this period to defend the interests of the Resistance Resistance Logo.png.

Then there was full of complications, characters change camp, die but their soul finds itself scattered in the network of Portals (where from Shards, at the origin of personality's fragments), resuscitates... Roland Jarvis dies for good at the moment and is replaced by The Acolyte, his follower, as leader of the Enlightened Enlightend Logo.png. ADA becomes more important, tries to merge with a human being (Klue), but in the end Klue rejects her and ADA seems to stop being a threat. Few character appears in the middle of last year, Jahan, a follower of 13Magnus, becomes the representative of the Resistance and further to an anomaly activate a device which has to allow another extraterrestrial race (N'Zeers, which set against the cultural evolution of Shapers a quite technological orientation) to penetrate too into the network of Portals to fight Shapers and their influence.

Thus we see that if underlying purpose of the Resistance fighters did not change, they became allied from now on to another extraterrestrial race to this end... During the series of Anomalies which has just finished the purpose for the representative of both factions was to obtain the control of a powerful Artifact created by a member of 13Magnus during the Roman times, the Obsidian Shield, supposed according to the faction which would use it to protect the network of Portals of the influence of the enemy extraterrestrial race. And it is thus the activation of the shield by The Acolyte continuation in the victory Enlightened Enlightend Logo.png which pulled the disappearance of all the XM (quite allegedly protecting us from the influence of N'Zeers).[3]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Basics[edit | edit source]

The initial step a player takes to begin playing Ingress is to choose a faction to align themselves with, either the Enlightened or the Resistance. The player then moves through the real world with the Ingress app running on their Android or iOS device to specific locations and accesses Portals, sources of this mysterious energy. The player's goal is to claim these Portals and link them, thus earning points for their faction. Through various means of gameplay, a player can acquire to help them defend ally Portalsand destroy enemy Portals.

Strategy/Scoring[edit | edit source]

To score points, measured in [[Mind Unit|Mind Units (MUs)]], for their faction a player must create Control Fields by linking three Portals together in a triangle. The larger the area covered by a Control Field, the more Mind Units are captured and added to the faction's score. The game is being played out globally and is scored likewise.

Alliances[edit | edit source]

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 neighbourhoods, cities, and countries will be useful to achieve the ultimate victory.

History[edit | edit source]

"Sphere of Weirdness" Campaign[edit | edit source]

In conjunction with the closed beta in November 2012, a viral campaign was also launched. Dubbed the "Sphere of Weirdness", clues were offered each day in November via the site in the form of pictures, documents, and videos. A large break-down of the content can be found here, including links to related videos, solutions, and theories.

The viral campaign also spilled over into the real world, affecting events such as ComicCon and garnering the interest of law enforcement.

References[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

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