Ingress Community Directory

Hey folks,

Today has been a slow day for the cryptography guru's who decode the Niantic Project puzzles. At this point, they still have not uncovered any new passcodes today. If you haven't reviewed some of the passcodes added to the database recently, you should as we have added discovery information for some of them, e.g. 2wc2dalbyr2w2q.

Big announcement for today, we have created an Ingress Community Directory. This directory will be built to help new players connect with members of their own faction in their area. You can submit your community to the directory for inclusion. Help me fill out the directory by submitting the communities that you are involved in.

-lunger

Thursday Ingress Activation Code Contest

Greetings Agents,

Today, an operative uploaded the photo below from an NIA facility. It appears the NIA is planning a control field of some kind. We need your help in identifying the cities in the image. Also, we need to know what we are up against, so along with your response of the three cities, let us know the minimum portal level they will need to make the control field.

Same rules apply, to be eligible, you need to be a member of this site and clicked the +1 button to the right. Post your answer @ here.

Godspeed.

Winner

User jajco won it in a little under 20 minutes.

Winner, Passcode and Cyber Crime

Greetings Agents,

So today's contest ended quicker than I anticipated. User, moitoso, provided the correct answer within about 10 minutes of the contest going live. View Wednesday's Contest and Solution.

Today we started entering passcodes with information of how they were discovered if we know. You can head over to the Ingress Passcode Database to view the few entries we have created so far.

Wednesday Ingress Activation Code Contest

Hello Agents,

Today we intercepted the message below from an NIA courier. We need your help to decode what it says. First person to decode the message, will win an Ingress Activation Code. Please post your answers here.

0020.1002.1101.+.1002.1121.1111.1111.+.1210.1121.1202

Godspeed.

Winner

+juliano moitoso figured it out in about 10 minutes.

Answer

The message decoded, is "Two will die". It was encoded by taking the English alphabet and arranging them with upper case letters first, Z-Az-a. Then assigning each letter a decimal position starting with 0. The message is encoded by taking the decimal value for the letter, converting it to a base 3 number system, separating letters with a '.' and words with a '+'.

-lunger

Winners and Passcodes

Congrats to Ainen and Sherlock3000 for winning the contest today! Thank you to those that participated, I wish I had more invites to pass out beyond the three more contests to be held. Head to the original post to see the answer, Tuesday Contest.

Also, today's passcodes have been discovered, head to the Ingress Passcode Database to see them.

Finally, our translations for the Getting Started guide in German will be launched within the next 48 hours, so pay attention for that message to come.

Tuesday Ingress Activation Code Contest

Since you guys like crashing my server, post your questions / answers in the G+ post for the contest. @ G+ Contest Post

Its time to kickoff today's contest. First person to come up with the answer we are looking for, wins an activation code. Every hour from when the contest starts that no one figures out the answer, I will post a new comment to the page giving you a hint. So if you are struggling, check back here. Remember, to be eligible, you need to have clicked the +1 button to the right and be a registered user of this site.

Question:

Find the message embedded within the clue.

Clue:

Monday Ingress Activation Code Contest

Its time to kickoff today's contest. First person to come up with the answer we are looking for, wins an activation code. Every hour from when the contest starts that no one figures out the answer, I will post a new comment to the page giving you a hint. So if you are struggling, check back here.

Question:

Find the relationship between the clue and the Ingress Investigation Board. EDIT - More specifically we are looking for a person, place or thing that ties the clue to content we have seen @ www.nianticproject.com.

Clue:

The clue is hidden within this post.

Winner:

Tolstyak won the code by figuring out the connection we were looking for in about 30 minutes. Read the steps to solve the contest below.

Contest for Ingress Invitation Code

Greetings Agents,

We will kickoff the contest at 12PM EST (5PM GMT) today, less than 3 hours away. The contest will consist of a question and a clue. The first person to post the answer in the form of a comment on the contest page will receive an invitation code to Ingress.

We will have one of these contests every day starting at the same time from now until Friday. In order to be eligible for the contest, you will have needed to create an account on this site and have clicked the +1 button to the right.

Good luck!

-lunger

Passcodes, Multilingual Content, Upcoming Contests and Other Changes to the Site

Greetings Agents,

So I have a few things to update you all on. The first, is I recognize that passcodes have become frustrating as by the time many of you get to them they are expired. So we have added a new expired field to the passcode database to decrease frustrations for you all. Also, we have enabled comments on passcodes, so if a passcode is listed as not expired, but it fails for you, then you can post a comment on the passcode and we can get it updated.

Geeksters.tv Podcast

The podcast show, Geeksters.tv, has posted the episode that I was a guest in on their website. In this episode, I discuss Ingress and Ingress Field Guide with the host & co-hosts. View Geeksters.tv Episode 47 now.

-lunger

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