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Ingress - Game guide and secrets

About #Ingress .
Ingress is an Augmented Reality Game (ARG) where you have to go to certain locations and hack portals. There are two factions in this game, the Enlightened and the Resistance. The story behind the game is that a +CERN scientific experiment created a cascade that released exotic matter (XM) around the world and portals have been formed in locations like statues,  museums and other public spaces. Both factions are trying to capture these portals and set up resonators to generate more energy. When three portals are linked together, a field will be created to protect the area between those portals from "Shapers".

Join the Enlightenment
Faction attempting to help the Shapers infiltrate Earth. Followers believe that the Shapers bring a powerful enlightenment that will lift humankind.

Join the Resistance
Faction defending the Earth from the Shaper ingression. They are seen by some as being fearful of change or progress, but the Resistance is firm in its belief that it is protecting humanity.

How to play
► Find portals nearby on this map (login required): http://goo.gl/0uE4z
► Head to the located portal
► Once reached and within 50m of the portal, start hacking
► Hacking will give you items like keys, resonators, XMPs and more
► Deploy up to 8 resonators, add mods or link portals
► Move to the next portal and repeat

Create more portals
There is a way to create your own portals. 
► Turn on GPS on the camera app
► Take a picture with your camera app
► use the share option and share it with the NIA Super OP
► It will now send an email to the NIA Super OPs to review the picture.

If your picture meets the general criteria for portals it will be added to the game within 2-3 weeks. http://goo.gl/xSpm3

Secret passcodes
Enter those codes to redeem XM, items and AP
Ingress Analysis File # 3ra8jarvisq3s9
Ingress Analysis File # 9uc8epiphanyx2y9y
Ingress Analysis File # 8qb2coverups5y5x
Ingress Analysis File # 9vh3higgsz7r7x
Ingress Analysis File # 8wg2portalp9t2w
Ingress Analysis File # 9rh7pandoraz7y8q
Ingress Analysis File # 9yf9creativer5v7u

When you come across a hostile portal, you can attack it with XMPs (bomb) and eventually hack it to take it over.

More help can be found on the official support page: http://goo.gl/YxJFB
Official website: http://www.ingress.com (Request your code there!)
If you want to switch factions: http://goo.gl/qpTML

Special Tip
If you are looking for an invite you should follow +Brandon Badger. He is looking for creative pictures/artwork of the #Ingrass  Hashtag. If he likes your approach you might get an invite key.
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Should probably say #Ingress hashtag at the end there.. Useful guide for those that want it all in one place though.
 
+John Fanavans sure you can choose. Which faction depends on which side you want to support. I prefer the Enlightened :-)
 
yawn, wake me up when its released will you?
 
Enlightened = Easy way out. You must resist!
I think I'm taking this seriously lol
 
Looking forward to playing this game. And then I am guessing when this game, or the next generation of its kind hits Google Glass. 
 
Added you to my a/r gaming circle still waiting for my activation code to arrive
 
Hey, I need An activation code? I had no idea. Extremely "green" here. Sorry.
 
I'm actually dying out here waiting for my code........ check out Brandon Badgers page for a possibility of getting a code sooner. +Brandon Badger this is a link to that possibility
 
I want an activation code very badly... I want to get in now. I send my request but still waiting. : (
 
This looks pretty cool but the wait for an invite sucks
 
I am still eating for my invitation 
 
@eduardo- yeah, pretty much mirrors it. 
 
What do you do to get an activation code? Do they just process me when I download the app and enter my email (already done) or do I do anything else (ask for it in review or what?)?
 
seems cool, really cool, kinda has a AC3 (Assasins Creed 3) sound to it, where they are talking about working with each other, or fighting themselves
 
For all those wondering how to get an invite 1 way is to read my above post
 
excuse me you spelled your name wrong
 
I remember a game back in the 90s where you would get phone calls at random times. I can't remember what it was called. But it was supposed to be one of those immersive experiences that would get you deep into the game.
 
I will join the Enlightenment, everyone and their mother seems to be in the resistance.
 
Is anyone willing to share an invite? I'm ready to play!
 
Yeah, I'd LOVE to play #ingress but I can't. Why? Because I'm an Australian. Where's the global community? How hard is it to add support for your biggest international ally?

America isn't the only country in the world. Yes. I'm a little pissed about this. It's bloody stupid. I tried to install the app from the Play store in preparation for the invite. The message recieved: This item cannot be installed in your devices country.

Jerks.
 
I sure would like to use my fancy SGS3.  Invite?
 
I signed up today .. hope I get an invite, this looks fantastic!
 
This looks amazing! I signed up for an invite, hope I get one.
 
Red pill or blue?

Resistance is futile.
 
Omg this game looks so good..
 
Use my activation code : Youallidiots 
 
This has potential to drive crazy a lot of people.. 
 
Nathen use my invitation : ( iamdumbass) 
 
Waiting for the activation code. Can't wait to check how augmented reality games will kick off. I wonder if the makers of Riven and Myst, can leverage AR
 
Jarred drink your beer hush :) 
 
The developers should send me an invite so i can add iraq to the playground...ir thats what i did understand how this game will be played
 
Ya I live in Glendale AZ. And am always going in to Phoenix and other city's around here
 
So how can we get an invite now? I signed up a little while ago and am waiting for an email. Is that currently our only option or do current beta testers have invites to share?
Thanks!
 
Interesting, game driven way to get photos of landmarks...
 
I need an invite. Sounds interesting
 
Like a boss you on some crack this evening lol 
 
Still await the activation code.... 
 
I told you all activation code is : Getalifeidiots 
 
Not you adel habibie anta :) to the rest :) 
 
This game looks completely badass and it's from Google's Niantic division, how freaking awesome is that? You rock +Google
 
Can I please have an invite, I want 1 so bad
 
Can i also invite you
 
Still await the activation code.... 
 
Rachel and Rob want to know:  are there any portals in Cameron Park (CA)?  Did the Google street view camera catch any last year???

I just know they have all that wide spectrum stuff on those cameras, so they can catch non-visible E-M and neutrinos, bosons and stuff!
 
+Patrick O'Shea Australia is the U.S biggest ally? Lol..you guys are even more up your own arses than what I thought
 
Can someone send me an invite at naveen91@gmail.com
 
Sounds like a cool game. Not getting involved, though. Lost too much time playing Travian a few years ago. :-)
 
And this is an official Google app? Fucking A!
 
Free game? From Google? Why? What could they want to data cache now?
 
Have signed up, now trying to think of something clever to send to +Brandon Badger to see if I can get an invite.
 
Ack. Another reason to bin my iPhone. 
 
Need an activation code badly ╮(╯_╰)╭
 
what hardware do yo need to play? any android phone or tab? guess this never comes to ipad...
 
Im using an jelly bean device, 
 
Can i runnin this apps on indonesia?
Hak An
 
Had a similar project in mind... Told them at Google, but no one listened to me 6 years ago...
Hak An
 
Still have a better project, but won't tell any details anymore...
Hak An
 
No details available to public...
and:
No, not geocaching !
 
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Send me an invitation to please o downloaded already but they require an invitation somebody help me:-)
 
is this a droid app only ro do you have a java or symbian app too
 
I need an invite.... please! Bluealley1@gmail.com
 
I got the beta wewe
 
Bellissimo !...  Great !...
Affascinante !... Fascinating !...
Voglio giocare al più presto !...
I wanto to Play as soon as !...
=^.^=
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The game Jason Schultz was referring to is MAJESTIC one of the first modern ARGs. I remember being woken up at 2 am by my phone ringing to get an obscene caller threatening to kill me. Pretty thrilling game at first.

Can't wait to play. Joining the resistance. Invite please.
 
me 2. how long are people waiting for the invites?
 
can any one send me d invite ?
 
I live in too small of a rural town to play... We have no free public wifi spots either.. other than the 2 at fast food places. But no actual museums for 75+ miles...
 
I just realised that the hash tag in the end is "ingrass" :S
 
I didn't get my invitation yet =((
 
+Moritz Tolxdorff  If I'm in the "Enlightenment" team, wouldn't I be supporting "Shapers"? If so, why would I want to make control field which is supposed to block Shapers?
 
Hi please send me an ivitation code.. omerinvitrin@gmail.com
 
Send me the code or invite me
panos77parparas@gmail.com
 
Holy smokes - this game might get me in shape and off my butt.. so i guess its not really a game anymore..is it...
 
With the number of eyeballs thanks to this post, I'd be incredibly surprised if it didn't, +Moritz Tolxdorff.  Which reminds me... I hope you've chosen the right side. :)
 
If anybody has extra codes, I'd love to join in. This sounds great.
 
Hi, has anybody some codes to invite me? would like to play :D
 
Interesting,will have to check out
 
Oh, soo I guess that they didn't accepted my portal. I send to they for three weeks.
 
Can anyone send me an invite please?
 
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