What are use case scenarios? Oh wiki!
You should be starting to plot out your narrative this way and detailing what platforms will be used to deploy. This is a great tool to get an overview of your game. It can be as detailed as the first image (with legends of pre-game, in-game, end-game) or as simple as the second depending on the degree of complexity of your game. Given you that the final assessment is a group assessment and is due in Week 13… I’m thinking it needs to be more like the first use case scenario.
World Without Oil. ARG 2007.
This ARG provides a great example on how to present your final documentation. This video summarizes and documents the ARG… it introduces the concept and game, presents much of the collected media made during the event by both makers and players… and provides info about the public/player response): http://worldwithoutoil.org/metavideo.htm
The World Without Oil game asked players to imagine a world reeling from a sudden oil shortage, describe how the crisis is unfolding where they live, and work together on simple and practical ways to adapt. By playing it out in a serious way, the game aimed to apply collective intelligence and imagination to the problem in advance, and create a record that has value for educators, policymakers, and the common people to help anticipate the future and prevent its worst outcomes. In sum, World Without Oil invited people to, per its slogan, “Play it before you live it.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Without_Oil
If you are ever in doubt of the potential impact of an ARG, read this: http://worldwithoutoil.org/metaabout.htm
Also, check out this archived article:
ITVS INTERACTIVE’S WORLD WITHOUT OIL, AN ALTERNATE REALITY GAME WINS “ACTIVISM” AWARD AT SXSW WEB AWARDS
ARG Called Upon the Internet’s Vast Collective Intelligence to Address Peak Oil Concerns. http://web.archive.org/web/20080516071151/http://www.itvs.org/pressroom/press_detail.php?pressId=6586
The Darkest Puzzle
New ARG Game by the wonderful Hugh Davies
Get involved! http://www.thedarkestpuzzle.com/
The story should be familiar to you from my lecture in week one…!?
On the day of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, a group of Alternate Reality Gamers called the CloudMakers discussed in an online forum how they could employ their “Collective Detective” skills to uncover the culprits behind the attacks. The moderators of this group soon dismissed the idea declaring “This Is Not A Game”. However a small group calling themselves Dark Cloud broke away to solve what became known as: The Darkest Puzzle.
Ten years later, all members of Dark Cloud have disappeared.
The Lost Ring | Trailer
The Lost Ring | Case Study
Audi A3 - Art of the Heist | Case Study
Why so serious? | Case Study
A recap of The Dark Knight MARG. I’m sure you’ve all seen this in class, but if you haven’t, take a look!