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Alternate Reality Gaming for kids, and “The Blackline Mystery” | @Wired Geekdad http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/09/alternate-reality-gaming-for-kids/ #ARGs #transmedia #storytelling

Who would have thought, so many years ago, that a community of gamers and storytellers, hobbyists and professionals, players and creators, would come together from around the world so often and so enthusiastically, to create an event as enjoyable, entertaining, and educational as ARGFest? Here’s my recap of the amazing time that was had and people who were in attendance at this year’s ARGFest.

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Recap/study of “Slayer In Training” SCVNGR ARG executed at #SDCC for “The Hunted” http://thehuntedtv.blogspot.com/2011/07/hunted-arg-at-comic-con-scvngr-review.html /via @TheHuntedTV #ARGs

A look back at a point in my childhood that began my love for creative, interactive storytelling. How a period of playing imaginative, paper-based adventures with my best friend – hand-drawn mazes and maps we made for each other to explore and from which to escape – paved the way to what I’ve come today to know as ‘alternate reality gaming’.

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ARGNet’s 2011 in Review: Puzzling Through Half a Year http://www.argn.com/2011/07/2011_year_in_review_puzzling_through_half_a_year/ #ARGs #transmedia /via @argn

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UK: Six to Start and BBC Team Up for “The Code Challenge” | ARGNet http://www.argn.com/2011/06/six_to_start_and_bbc_team_up_for_the_code_challenge/ (@bbccode @sixtostart) /via @argn #ARGs

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What potential harm could I cause? Could this get me sued/arrested? Who else does stuff like this? #stx1 #ethics #transmedia #storytelling

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This should be a given for any game attempting a story:http://i.imgur.com/yPHOu.png /via @goodgaming

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via @Sioflynn: Very Interesting use of Shazam – The QR code equivalent for TV commercials? | Diary of Traveling souls http://1001tales.posterous.com/very-interesting-use-of-shazam-the-qr-code-eq

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A Bloody Poker’s Paradise from vm-people | ARGNet http://www.argn.com/2011/05/a_bloody_pokers_paradise_from_vm-people/ /via @argn #args

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An informative, positive review of @FrankRose‘s book “The Art of Immersion” | PopMatters http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/140431-the-art-of-immersion-by-frank-rose/ #transmedia #storytelling