How Blogs and Vlogs Can Help ARGs

How many times have you thought about Blogs or Vlogs. In this instant gratification society it can seem like you are bombarded by videos, from the right way to brush your teeth to fixing a jet engine. People are cashing in big with their popular blogs or popular vlogs via ads, or via “word-of-mouth”. Always […]

All Things ARG*

Here are links that you will need to start your ARGs (in no particular order): ARGN This is a starting point for ARGs. Post your ARG here. Wikipedia Reddit YouTube Mental Floss Innovative Learning Unfiction This is also a starting point for ARGs. There is a link to post ARGs to ARGN. eLearning Atlas Obscura […]

LARP vs ARG

Live Action Role Play like flashmobs,  scavenger hunts, puzzle/mystery rooms, civil war/Star Wars/etc. re-enactments, etc. have become a popular pastime. The main difference seems to me to be “telling a story” versus a “follow the script” type of activity. LARPing (like RPGs) has some creative elements to it, but the difference between setting the stage […]

Asynchronous ARGs

“Asynchronous ARGs” that’s what I call ARGs that anyone can play because they don’t have to catch up with the story line. Unlike a story-based ARG, that can be told as a tale only after it has finished. For example, ARGs that are advertising something (i.e., a film, or a game) their goal is to […]