Technology-Based non Video Games


For our most recent technological game expedition, we tackled Ingress. Ingress, an augmented-reality MMO location-based game. There are two factions within this game, Enlightened and Resistance. If you’ve played Fallout 4 before, it is very similar to the Institute and the Railroad/Minutemen. At first I thought I was going to be able to play, since I had an iOS device. I had the game installed and ready to play. However, when we started to get ready to play, I learned that the game would not be compatible on jailbroken iOS devices. I ended up having to follow someone around a bit while they played to try and get a feel for the game.

The game pits two factions against each other in a pseudo territory capturing setting by using GPS technologies. There’s different items to also assist you while trying to capture portals. A downside of the game that I noticed is that the game uses a lot of battery on your phone. It’s tough to deploy resonators while you keep running out of battery.

The game reminds me a lot of Watchdogs in the sense that people around you might be involved in more than you think and that you should be careful. You never know who might be Resistance.


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