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    • Alternate reality game

    • An alternate reality game (ARG) is an interactive networked narrative that uses the real world as a platform and employs transmedia storytelling to deliver a story that may be altered by players' ideas or actions. The form is defined by intense player involvement with a story that takes place in real time and evolves ... Read »


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    • The Beast (game)

    • The Beast is an alternate reality game developed by Microsoft to promote the 2001 film A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Entry points to the game embedded into the film's promotion centered on the fictional Jeanine Salla and the death of her friend Evan Chan. In 2142, Jeanine learns that Evan was murdered and her investiga ... Read »


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    • The Book of Jer3miah

    • The Book of Jer3miah

      The Book of Jer3miah is an American live-action web series created by a group of Brigham Young University students and faculty members. It follows the experience of college freshman, Jeremiah Whitney, who accepts the charge to protect a mysterious Mesoamerican box. When Jeremiah’s parents are mysteriously murdered ... Read »


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    • Cathy's Book


    • Cicada 3301

    • Cicada 3301 is a name given to an enigmatic organization that on six occasions has posted a set of complex puzzles and alternate reality games to possibly recruit codebreakers from the public. The first internet puzzle started on January 4, 2012, and ran for approximately one month. A second round began one year later ... Read »


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    • Consortium (video game)

    • Consortium is a first-person shooter role-playing video game developed by Interdimensional Games for Microsoft Windows. The game is set almost entirely on a futuristic aircraft called Zenlil, manned by a crew with chess-themed ranks. The game was principally financed by the Canada Media Fund by awarding a grant for $50 ... Read »


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    • Elevator game

    • The elevator game is an urban legend ritual game from Korea portrayed to allow the player to access another world. The death of Elisa Lam provided an opportunity to boost the game's notoriety as the last video footage before she died shows her strange behavior in an elevator; one of the hypotheses to explain this stra ... Read »


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    • Evidence: The Last Ritual

    • Evidence: The Last Ritual

      In Memoriam 2 (known as Evidence: The Last Ritual in the US, In Memoriam: Le Dernier Rituel in France) is an adventure game for Windows platform, and is notable for its Alternate Reality-style gameplay, in which the player receives e-mails from other in-game characters, including the game's main antagonist, as well as ... Read »


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    • Gbanga

    • Gbanga

      Gbanga is a mixed reality, social gaming platform for mobile phones developed by Zurich-based startup, Millform AG. The platform runs on real-time locative media, developed in-house, which means that the gaming environment changes relative to the players real-world location. Players can interact with each other using b ... Read »


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    • The Go Game

    • The Go Game is a competitive game put on by a San Francisco company of the same name. Players race through the game zone solving clues and performing tasks with the aid of a cell phone and digital camera in an effort to earn the most points. The Go Game advertises itself as “the future of corporate play,” and ... Read »


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    • History of alternate reality games

    • Alternate reality games are a modern genre of gaming often consisting of an interactive, networked narrative that uses the real world as a platform and employs transmedia storytelling to deliver a story that may be altered by players' ideas or actions. Most of these games are either independently run or use ... Read »


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    • In Memoriam (video game)

    • In Memoriam (video game)

      In Memoriam (released as Missing: Since January in the US) is an adventure video game for Windows and Macintosh. It uses alternate reality-style gameplay, in which the player receives e-mails from other in-game characters, including the game's main antagonist. The player needs to find information and clues to the games ... Read »


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    • The Institute (film)

    • The Institute may refer to: ... Read »


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    • Jamie Kane

    • Jamie Kane was an alternate reality game created by the British Broadcasting Corporation, aimed primarily at teens, aged 14 years to 18 years, appealing to both sexes due to its mix of mystery and drama. The game is named after the main character in it, a fictional pop star named "Jamie Kane". In addition to a primary ... Read »


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    • List of alternate reality games

    • An alternate reality game (ARG) is an interactive narrative that uses the real world as a platform, often involving multiple media and game elements, to tell a story that may be affected by participants' ideas or actions. Night School Studio Official Site https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/475057068/frog-fractions- ... Read »


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    • LyteShot

    • LyteShot

      LyteShot is an interactive augmented reality gaming platform that uses augmented reality with mobile phones and augmented reality smartglasses for interactive gameplay. The platform integrates sensor-based hardware which wirelessly connects to users’ mobile devices and with the Internet of Things (IoT) to share i ... Read »


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    • Majestic (video game)

    • Majestic (video game)

      Majestic is one of the first alternate reality games (ARGs), a type of game that blurs the line between in-game and out-of-game experiences. It debuted on July 31, 2001. While noted for its unusual concept, it did not fare well commercially. Majestic was a science fiction thriller based on a Majestic 12 shadow gov ... Read »


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    • Ong's Hat


    • Perplex City

    • Perplex City was a long-term alternate reality game (ARG) presented by Mind Candy, a London-based development team. The first "season" of the game had players looking for "The Receda Cube" (referred to simply as "The Cube"), a priceless scientific and spiritual artifact to the people of a fictional metropolis known as ... Read »


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    • Perplex City Stories

    • Perplex City Stories is the planned second season of the alternate reality game Perplex City, run by Mind Candy. Although no plot has been revealed yet, the first wave of puzzle cards was released on March 1, 2007. On June 1, 2007, it was announced via the main Perplex City Stories homepage that the game was being del ... Read »


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    • Picture the Impossible

    • Picture The Impossible was an alternate reality game that was developed jointly between the Lab for Social Computing of the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper. The game engaged players to explore and learn about the city of Rochester through the community-based game. The game be ... Read »


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    • Push, Nevada

    • Push, Nevada is an American mystery television series set in the fictional town of Push, Nevada. It premiered on September 17, 2002 on ABC, and ran for 7 episodes before it became one of the first shows to be cancelled during the Fall 2002 season. Created by Ben Affleck, Sean Bailey (co-producer of Project Greenlight) ... Read »


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    • Reality Ends Here

    • Reality Ends Here is a pervasive game developed and run by students and faculty at the USC School of Cinematic Arts incorporating elements of environmental games, card games, and alternate reality games. Taking place over the course of the fall semester, it aims to foster creativity and collaboration amongst incoming s ... Read »


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    • SFZero

    • SFZero or SF0 is a web-based community game invented in San Francisco. It is a type of alternate reality game. SFZero players earn points by completing a wide variety of different tasks, often with a focus on creativity, exploration, community, or performance. Although the game was originally intended for San Francisco ... Read »


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    • Space Paranoids

    • Space Paranoids

      Space Paranoids is a first-person shooter arcade game appearing and featured in the 1982 movie Tron. According to the plot, it was created by Kevin Flynn but the code was stolen and released by ENCOM and the villain Ed Dillinger. In the movie Flynn is seen playing the game in his arcade shop. An actual playable game b ... Read »


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    • Starship Titanic

    • Starship Titanic

      Starship Titanic is an adventure game designed by Douglas Adams and made by The Digital Village. It was released in 1998. It takes place on a starship of the same name which has undergone "Spontaneous Massive Existence Failure" (S.M.E.F) and crash landed on Earth on its maiden voyage (in an allusion to the 1912 disaste ... Read »


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    • This is My Milwaukee

    • This is My Milwaukee was an alternate reality game created by Synydyne. Set in a fictionalized Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the game ran online in 2008 and 2009. On September 24, 2013, the related video was made private, coincident with the conclusion of Horse ebooks and Pronunciation Book as well as the beginning of the rela ... Read »


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    • The Truth About Marika

    • The Truth About Marika (Swedish title: Sanningen om Marika), is a transmedia production by Sveriges Television (SVT) and The company P in cooperation with SICS and Interactive Institute. It is an alternate reality game and a TV-series first aired in Sweden during the autumn of 2007. The Truth About Marika was marketed ... Read »


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    • We Tell Stories

    • We Tell Stories is an alternate reality game launched in March 2008 by Six to Start in conjunction with Penguin publishers. Six authors have contributed stories to the project, one each week, which are displayed on the site using interactive internet media. Penguin are offering a prize of 1300 books to readers who can ... Read »


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    • World Without Oil

    • World Without Oil (WWO) is an alternate reality game (ARG) created to call attention to, spark dialogue about, plan for and engineer solutions to a possible near-future global oil shortage, post peak oil. It was the creation of San Jose game writer and designer Ken Eklund, and ARG veterans Jane McGonigal, Dee Cook, Mar ... Read »


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    • Xi (alternate reality game)

    • Xi (alternate reality game)

      Xi (UK: /ˈsaɪ/ or US: /ˈzaɪ/) was the world's first console-based and virtual world-based alternate reality game. It was a one-time-only play, unfolding in real time, and only available on the PlayStation 3 through the social gaming network, PlayStation Home. The game was an adventure to help find "Jess" an ... Read »


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    • ZED.TO

    • ZED.TO was an alternate reality game run in Toronto in 2012. Players assumed roles as interns and employees in a fictional and futuristic biotechnology corporation called ByoLogyc, and experienced the company's rise and disastrous fall first-hand through social media, online videos and websites, and live-action immersi ... Read »


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