Months ago a new game started: Ingress. There is a story behind it but not that I care about it.
In short: there are two teams: green (Enlightenment) and blue (Resistance) trying to take over the world by “hacking portals”. Sure, someone could say that there are many MMORPG games on a market already and they would be right. But there are few things which made me play Ingress.
- To play you have to get your ass moved as game takes place in so-called “real world”. You know — streets with people, cars etc.
- Gives possibility to learn many more or less interesting places around.
- Another opportunity to meet other people and have something common to talk about.
For me it started 4 weeks ago when I had three spare hours during Sunday evening. Joined the Enlightenment and hacked some portals in Warsaw, made few links and ended with a bit above 10k AP which gave me 2nd level. Next evening (in Szczecin) I met some local players and they helped me to get to 3rd one.
Then time went… I convinced a friend to play and helped him to do L3 in one evening :D And during last weekend I was in Warsaw again and made 7th level (with help from local people who told me where to go to get some AP in quick and easy way).
But what I like most is a need to grab a bike (or take a walk) and go to city centre to spend some time in active way ;)