Google’s Niantic Labs launched their popular real-world adventure game Ingress two years ago in November. In celebration, players will be rewarded with special in-game perks through and around a new monthly event series called “First Saturdays.”
As is normal for an Ingress event, it will be split into smaller local events, 120 in total this time, in locations all around the globe.
Ingress is an awesomely unique and somewhat unusual approach to gaming. Instead of users getting comfy on their couch at home, the game is held entirely out in the real world. The mural at your local library, that statue over by city hall and those history plaques in the local park are your playing field. As you might imagine, this requires a GPS enabled device to play and relies heavily on Google Maps, or more specifically, Field Trip, which was Niantic Labs’ first major release for Android.
First Saturdays begins November 1st, and is designed to see players level up to at least level 3, but preferably level 9 by November 15th to earn an in-game badge. Grab more details about this event and others on the Ingress Google+ page.
To help pave the way, players can enjoy a little Ingress surge starting right now. Running for the next two weeks you will receive double AP for your actions and triple the gear for all your Portal hacks.
Join the fun, meet new people in your community and get out to enjoy a new experience by downloading Ingress in the Google Play Store. You will then have to head back here for info on an external power packs and a good case for your phone, just in case.
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