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Ten years ago I Love Bees launched and became a prominent name in Alternate Reality Gaming. It also inspired a grassroots ARG – an homage to its legacy. FInd out more here about the story and the ARG from the puppetmaster team! :@)

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ARGFest-o-Con – the annual conference/festival comprised of presentations, panels and special events showcasing the best in Alternate Reality Gaming (ARG), transmedia entertainment and serious games – is coming to Toronto, Ontario from July 26-28.

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Chet Getram: “At ByoLogyc, you’ll not only be investing in one of the most profitable, forward-thinking biotech and lifestyle enhancement laboratories available, you’ll be helping humanity fulfill its deepest desires, and unlock its hidden destiny.”

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Article number two in a series focused on grassroots and fanfic storytellers. In this article we hear from Mike Morgan, aka Dagoonite, a fan who executed the narrative-heavy ARG “Bzzt!”, all by himself.

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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

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Source article via @remotedevice: Reality Ends Here – A (trans-)media making alternate reality game for cinema students http://21stcenturyscholar.org/2011/09/23/4856/

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Reality Ends Here – A (trans-)media making alternate reality game for cinema students http://21stcenturyscholar.org/2011/09/23/4856/ @remotedevice

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“Gamification is to game design as animated gifs are to film making.” ~Brian Clark @gmdclark /via @vpisteve

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Is this an ARG? Or is this an interactive educational game at Colonial Williamsburg? RevQuest: Sign of the Rhinoceros http://www.vagazette.com/articles/2011/09/08/news/doc4e68a8bcc6e9b938887328.txt

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Zoetrap, an Alternate Reality Game planned to run during @StoryWorldConf in #SFO A call for support: http://invested.in/P1536/zoetrap-an-alternate-reality-game #SWC11 #ARGs

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#Transmedia Storytelling? How #ARGs are the Future of Marketing | http://www.thenextgreatgeneration.com/2011/09/args-marketing-transmedia-storytelling/ via @SynthBio,@NextGreatGen //tho not just marketing!

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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From @imbri: First post in a new series on ARGs as Artful Expression. The Darkest Puzzle: A History http://www.giantmice.com/archives/2011/09/the-darkest-puzzle-a-history/ #Cloudmakers

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Kermit And the Puppetmaster Experience http://youtu.be/shbgRyColvE /via @imbri #args #transmedia #mysterybox #cookie

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