A global game of mystery and intrigue is unfolding in Falkirk and across the world and you can get involved through a band of local players.
The Forth Valley Resistance group is made up of players from the area who take part in the Augmented-Reality game called Ingress, created by Google and Niantic Labs and played on mobiles on the Android network.
Local landmarks like Falkirk Council’s headquarters, the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel are ‘portals’ which are fought over on a daily basis. The story is that a team of scientists in Europe unearthed a powerful, mysterious energy called XM, the origins and intentions of which are still unknown.
The Resistance say it is influencing how we think and must be controlled before it controls us. But the Enlightened believe the power has always been here, has helped humans evolve and want to embrace it.
It’s easy to get involved. Download the game and contact the local group to play along.
WHO: Ingress – Forth Valley Resistance
WHERE: Various local landmarks and locations
WHEN: Different times daily and weekly
If your group, club or organisation would like to be our Group of the Week, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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