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- YouTube - The I love Bees Phenomenon
The story about the I Love Bees game
- The Truth About Marika - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Truth About Marika (Swedish title: Sanningen om Marika), is an Emmy award-winning cross-media production by Sveriges Television (SVT) and The company P. 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 as a "participation drama" and had a high amount of viewer participation.
The company P is proud to announce that The Truth About Marika has been nominated for an International Emmy, for best Interactive TV Service, running alongside international successes like Spooks and Doctor Who.
- I love bees
HALT - MODULE CORE HEMORRHAGE Control has been yielded to the SYSTEM PERIL DISTRIBUTED REFLEX.
- Mystery on Fifth Avenue - NYTimes.com
THINGS are not as they seem in the 14th-floor apartment on upper Fifth Avenue. At first blush the family that occupies it looks to be very much of a type. The father, Steven B. Klinsky, 52, runs a private equity company; the mother, Maureen Sherry, 44, left her job as a managing director for Bear Stearns to raise their four young children (two boys and two girls); and the dog, LuLu, is a soulful Lab mix rescued from a pound in Louisiana.
In a previous article, I discussed Chaotic Fiction as a concept and as a context for a better understanding of Alternate Reality Gaming. This was intended more as an overview and did not address in detail the gaming dynamic, the process, or the chaotic play of Alternate Reality Gaming. How does it work? What engages an audience? Which elements are necessary to facilitate the growth of the audience, and which elements can be discarded? Why does there have to be a "curtain?"
- ARG is an alternative way to play with real-world problems | Technology | The Guardian
What began as a marketing tool has now become a lot more useful: playing with alternate realities can solve real problems
- The Lost Ring
The Lost Ring was a global, multi-lingual alternate reality game that united players in a quest to recover ancient Olympic secrets. It centered around Ariadne, a lost Olympic athlete from a parallel universe.
- WebWars: EVE
WebWars: EVE is a new type of game about conquering territory and controlling territory - but, in this case, the territory is websites. The value of a territory (website) is tied to how many people visit that website in the real world. WebWars: EVE is layered on top the existing Internet and played through your browser. There is a plugin that lets you send in your Frigates, Cruisers, and Battleships to take over whatever websites you happen to be visiting! The most valuable territory to own, of course, is google.com. Maybe you better stick with your high school band website for now until you save up enough resources to go for the bigger sites. Or maybe you can gang up with your friends to attack your favorite blogs or game community websites. The Internet is your oyster!
- Moshi Mash: What the Hell Is a Moshi Monster?
Each $10 charm comes with an unlock code, so that you can adopt a virtual version of your little pet. You "nurture" it by playing puzzles daily, and earn tokens to buy them trinkets, for your creature to wear or to decorate its home. You can take a picture of your virtual monster and send it to friends, and have people post comments about how excellent your Moshi is compared to their loser one. There's a running news column, similar to FaceBook's, and from what I can tell, Moshi Monsters will be able to meet online to interact, though there's no word yet on whether or not the interaction involves bloodsport.
- YouTube - The Truth About Marika
Participative drama series with Swedish Television, 2007. Interactive Emmy award winner 2008, by The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
- Christy Dena / ARG Stats
The following list provides information about the uptake, impact and awards garnered from ‘alternate reality games’ (ARGs). I have gathered this information from published sources, preferencing of course information provided by the producers of the projects. Rather than list ‘top ARGs’, I’ve included whatever ARG I was able to find data on. I list them alphabetically because any grading of ARGs will be according to a set of criteria that is highly subjective. It is not a definitive list, but hopes to provoke one. Please let me know of any information I can add or alter. And, in the end, may this information be used for good and not evil.
- CNN.com In-Depth Specials - Reality blurs, hype builds with Web 'A.I.' game
Evan Chan has been murdered. The enigma begins with this ominous premise. Details begin to surface. A woman named Jeanine Salla is believed to hold the key. Suspects include robots and humans. An anti-robot militia prepares for combat. Chaos may ensue.
- Alternate reality game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.