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Offlinebeejay
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Alternative reality gaming
    #3840728 - 02/27/05 12:22 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Wierd shit I stumbled upon on my internet cruising. Its this form of gaming that revolves around ficiticious storylines, now mostly on the internet. People create a series of interrelated websites for fake companies and shit and you use internet pseudo-hacks to delve into the mystery. Really wierd stuff.

I guess it started with some advertising scheme for pink floyds Division bell album and has spawned a slew of others to create similar puzzles.
Here is some info on the genre
http://www.unfiction.com/glossary/#arg

and a site dedicated to it
http://www.argn.com/

Has anyone ever messed with any of these? I found out through beta testing the matrix online game, which led me to a site called
www.slumberil.com from here you are led to various ficticious pharmecuticle companies. Really strange stuff.

I think it would be fun to author one of these using internet, post mail, and other forms of media.


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Re: Alternative reality gaming [Re: beejay]
    #3840918 - 02/27/05 01:32 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

it sounds like that movie, "the game"...


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Re: Alternative reality gaming [Re: Krishna]
    #3840940 - 02/27/05 01:41 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Well, there was a commercial computer game made a while ago where you would get mysteries and stuff to solve via email, the web, and the telephone. You never knew when you would get the next clue and such. Sounds like that.


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Re: Alternative reality gaming [Re: MarioNett]
    #3841407 - 02/27/05 03:26 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah I remember that. They would fax you too, and call you. Pretty creepy actually.


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Re: Alternative reality gaming [Re: freddurgan]
    #3841530 - 02/27/05 04:03 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

yeah Im just starting one thats a promo for a new game.

The game starts with this site if anyones interested
http://www.lombartech.com/


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Re: Alternative reality gaming [Re: freddurgan]
    #3841631 - 02/27/05 04:23 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Reminds me of the halo 2 related site (I think)

www.ilovebees.com

I tried to get into it but it was really fucking complex (Maybe im just stupid). It had something to do with calling payphones across the United States. You would find them using GPS coordinates.

I see this kinda thing really taking off in the future. As long as it gets pasty ass fat dudes away from a computer and outside I don't see how it could hurt.


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