Ingress: Another AR game from the developers of Pokemon GO {Niantic Inc.}

These days we see Augmented Reality(AR) games on the rise and setting a trend in the world of games. Well it is interesting, exciting and fun when you can get a mix of virtual and real world. Ingress is one of the most popular AR games out there. It has been developed by Niantic Labs. Yes that is the same developer who created Pokemon GO. Ingress is not just a game that has virtual and real elements but also promotes teamwork which we don’t usually find in AR games. The nature of teamwork requires you to really go out and meet others or communicate with people through the game’s chat box. Users have to be in contact with their teammates from the same faction from the same locality, city or worldwide.

The links for both Android and iOS versions have been given below. Users just have to click the link and install. On opening the app the tutorial will help you get through the basics.

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FEATURES:

  • Augmented Reality Game
  • Focus on multiplayer
  • Strategize with players globally
  • Hack portals and create fields
  • Heavy usage of GPS and physical exploration
  • Requires large amount of battery
  • Free game with in app purchases

The game is built on a fictional storyline. In the world there is a substance called exotic matter which is either used to enslave humanity or which helps in evolving humans into a higher consciousness. So when you play, you are an Agent and have the choice to join the faction called Resistance who believes in stopping The Shapers or the exotic matter from controlling humans. On the other hand you have the choice of joining the Enlightened whose aim is to use the power of the matter. From one account you can choose only one side. So if you have chosen the Resistance then you can’t join the Enlightened unless you use another Google account.

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Through the game you have to find portals and collect keys to create a mind control field. To find these portals you have to visit the portals in person. When you find a portal and hack it, you get different items like resonators, weapons and several other items. Creating the fields requires you to connect portals by equipping them with resonators. After this is done, your faction controls the area covered by the field. Here comes the role of you and your GPS in locating them. Portals are usually in public places like museums, parks, historic landmarks etc. Portals can also get destroyed if you don’t recharge them. The game gives you missions through which you can level up. You can keep track of the number of portals visited, hacked, and captured, links and fields created and also the number of resonators deployed.

An important feature of Ingress is the requirement for users to go out and play. The game would not be of any use if you don’t explore since the whole game is based on that aspect. In this way it also promotes multiplayer usage or teamwork. You have to go out, socialize in person as well as through the app. There is a chat box called Comm for the purpose of communicating with your respective factions for coordination. There are 3 options- local, regional and global in Comm. Another aspect for which the game has been given positive review is in enabling people with sedentary lifestyles and those who hardly go out to have a reason for enjoying outside world.

The app is free and you can use it even without purchasing items. However in app purchase is available and they help you in levelling up. Another important aspect to be noted is that the game drains your battery life heavily because the app requires you to open you GPS, internet connection and the game itself at the same time. The game is fun and exciting but you have to be careful about your battery life.

Ingress has been said to be an addictive app especially for those who enjoy AR games. It is also unique in its multiplayer nature when the majority of AR gaming apps are individualistic in nature. So we would suggest this game to you if you like AR games or enjoy Pokemon GO.

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Clandestine Anomaly: The complete action AR game

Do you like augmented reality games? Do you also like defense games? Well this game might be a suitable match. Clandestine: Anomaly is a tower defense genre game with augmented reality to give a realistic feeling. You will need your GPS and camera to play the game. Aliens attack your location and using your GPS and camera you can track them out and go outside to battle them. Defend your locality from alien invasion.

The game is available on both Android and iOS. The installation process is very simple and requires no extra procedure. Simply click on the links below depending on your OS and click install:

– Ingress: Another AR game from the developers of Pokemon GO

 

Features:

  • Augmented reality experience.
  • Location based tower defense game .
  • Build your own base
  • Battle aliens
  • Level up
  • Free installation, paid upgrades

Clandestine: Anomaly provides you an amalgamation of gaming world and reality. You can battle aliens at your home and also go out and battle them outside. The game follows a storyline where an alien ship crashes and your phone is disrupted by signals. Due to this you can access what happens around and with the help of an organization you are given the responsibility to defend the earth.

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Defend your base by building towers. You will need a proper GPS connectivity to play the game since it requires dectection of location. So this might be a problem for you if you cannot have access to GPS. Till now home base has been limited to fewer locations. It does not mean you cannot play anywhere. It just means that if your home base is at your home or a certain location and you go out to visit friends who live far away it might be an issue to access your home base. There is also a scavenger mode where you can be inside your house and find aliens

Through your GPS you will be notified when aliens are near you and you can follow the map in search for them. The battles have the option of it being a virtual one which makes use of your camera to give the effects of a live battle. You can also turn off the AR mode during battles.

As you move through the story and battle the aliens, you can level up and unlock many features. The graphics are good and you receive a tutorial to get a hang of the game. The installation of the game itself is free but after a limited number of levels which is 4 you have to purchase the full version which gives you access to the full version as well as several other benefits.

Recently AR games have paved its way into trend. It is exciting and fun to have a game spiced up with a feel of reality. So, if you think the features of Clandestine: Anomaly is one such AR game you would be interested in then you can go ahead and install it.