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GameSetWatch - On PixelVixen707, Brinkvale Insane Asylum, & Slow Burn ARG Craziness
"Wow. Ever get the feeling you've been thrown for a loop? I did just that, when I worked out that GSW commenter and erudite game blogger, PixelVixen707, appears to be not just a smart game blogger, but a fictitious front for some kind of damn weird ARG/online story." Down the rabbit hole we go, again.
arg  criticism  games  writing  rabbithole  journalism 
november 2008 by infovore
Another forum game - The Gameshelf
"So why am I mentioning this now? Because Alternity has just started. This is a new Harry Potter game, and it starts from the beginning -- September 1, Harry's first day at school. Only not as in The Philosopher's Stone. In this scenario, Voldemort, er, won." Fanfic-cum-alt-universe-RPGs in the Potterverse being run solely on Livejournal. Amazing.
games  arg  harrypotter  livejournal  fanfic  rpg  roleplaying  storytelling  story  narrative 
september 2008 by infovore
Games Without Frontiers: Fun Way to Lose Weight: Turn Dieting Into an RPG
"Why did Weight Watchers work so well? For a really fascinating reason: because it isn't a normal diet. It's something more. Something fun. It's an RPG." Of course. Fantastic deconstruction from Clive Thompson.
rpg  arg  nutrition  metrics  weightwatchers  score  points 
august 2008 by infovore
Avant Game: Work, Work, Work - How I Spent My 2007, or, a Year in Review
"I was so busy working in 2007, I forgot to blog about most of it! So here is a top 10 countdown looking back at the ideas and projects that I'm very glad were a part of my year..." Jane McGonigal reviews her year.
play  arg  games  design  culture  society  janemcgonigal 
january 2008 by infovore
a presentation on rock'n'roll storytelling | guy parsons for "the reader/writer mashup"
"Adventures in particpatory, interactive, rock'n'roll storytelling." Guy's talk in fulltext format. Nicely done, Guy.
presentation  essay  play  storytelling  narrative  games  arg 
october 2007 by infovore

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