What is Ingress?
If you haven’t heard of Ingress, it’s your lucky day. Go to the app store, install Ingress and become Enlightened NOW! Ingress is an augmented reality game that interacts with the world around you.
The game revolves around an ongoing battle between the Resistance and the Enlightened, over control of Exotic Matter (XM). The actual game is about capturing ‘portals’ which mark places of interest or interesting objects in the real world. If you have two portals, you can put a link between them (a connected line) if there isn’t another link in between. If you have three portals and put links between all three, you’ll have a ‘field’ that covers an area measured in ‘mind units’.
That is the basic concept, though there are many more aspects, objectives, and ways of playing. If you are new to the game, make sure to join your local Enlightened community for explanations, tips, tricks and the occasional social events!
What is an Anomaly?
An anomaly is a specific event within the gameplay of Ingress. Throughout the day on 27th July 2019, both factions will fight over portals in Helsinki to obtain specific targets. This requires hundreds of agents throughout the city, divided into teams, cooperating as one, to save the city of Helsinki. The battles are usually held between 11:00 to 17:30.
On Friday, Saturday (before and after the event) and Sunday, there will be activities centered around the game, and we particularly look forward to hosting you for some great parties.
Can my non-Ingress partner, family member or friend join?
Yes, though better still, get them an account! There are no level requirements to join, though there is a significant benefit to be Level 8+.