This week, John Ford (Tournament of Nerds) joins Jen to discuss ARGs: alternate/augmented reality games. Whether existing as a self-sustaining enterprise or being used to promote a movie, show, or product, a good ARG will have players immersed in a fictional world that they can actually interact with through multiple media platforms as well as real-world components. These games often ask players to solve a mystery, and John and Jen have both fallen down rabbit holes trying to do just that.
John’s not on Twitter but you can see him in Tournament of Nerds
The Beast (A.I. ARG)
Flynn Lives (TRON Legacy ARG)
I Love Bees (Halo 2 ARG)
Weyland Industries (possible Prometheus ARG)
Year Zero (Nine Inch Nails ARG)
And if you’re looking for a comprehensive hub for ARGs, check out Unfiction
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