Saturday, March 26, 2011

A.R.G.! This Already Happened Thousands of Miles Away! I Wanna Play Too!

Alternative Reality Games Intrigue Me:
The Witness is an alternative reality game that uses specially designed iPhone software to display a film when viewers/ players are standing in the location where events of the narrative play out.  Players/ viewers assumed the role of detectives and traveled to locations around Berlin to unlock additional videos in this choose your own adventure style game.



The video describes the experience far better than I do:


I think it would be cool if more experiences like this were available.   Perhaps I'll create something similar.

Also, I think it would be cool if someone did something similar inside a haunted house or at several "haunted" locations around town in the month leading up to Halloween.

10 comments:

  1. That's a really cool idea. I would like to try it sometime. Followed.

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  2. great idea. I can imagine that things like this will be more common in the future

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  3. That is a nice idea. Instead of a film, you interact with your audience. And a very nice story too.

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  4. i play with the idea to maker a stalker like ar game for the iphone

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  5. Hmm, I feel like I already saw something like this in the appstore. But I can't, for the life of me remember the name.

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  6. pretty nice stuff!

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  7. What an amazing idea!

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  8. wow..this post is huge! but nevertheless nice stuff! keep it up

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  9. That was awesome. I hope it comes to me soon.

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