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Location-based stories immerse users via mobile app, Storytude: http://www.springwise.com/telecom_mobile/storytude /via @Storytellin

If the resulting story of an ARG is repackaged and distributed in novelized form for example, could audiences at some point start seeking out a return on their investment?

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Another @GameOfThrones delivery unboxing report, from @jchutchinshttp://jchutchins.net/site/2011/02/25/winter-is-coming-a-transmedia-fiction-experience-with-j-c Impressive attention to artifact detail!

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Fan Films and Next Creative Steps | Transmythology http://wp.me/p12v8E-fj #transmedia #fanfiction /via @Simonpulman

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#Halo franchise prompts high production fan-film undertaking “Operation Chastity” http://bit.ly/d4Y99u @OpChastity /via @SixOkay

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More on #Halo franchise potential for #storytelling and #transmedia | Businessweek http://bit.ly/aYovg3

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Nightshade, upcoming teen novel has char Shay Doran interact via FB, websiodes, as dynamic prequel http://bit.ly/b3NxSg

At ARGFest 2010, the Artifact Creation 101 workshop gave a hands-on experience creating memorable and relevant story items, “artifacts”. There is great benefit to expanding a story into the real world for the audience through physical props and artifacts.

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#Geocaching Evolution – The Themed Multi-Cache http://bit.ly/cRUmbc /via @GoGeocaching #storytelling

There’s a growing trend of marketing attempts that try to invade the personal digital space of their target demographic. Recently, two campaigns began vying for the attention of bystanders through distributed video – for two very different properties, with two very different results.

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The “Rule of Thirds” dates back as far as the 18th century, defined as a guideline to help artists compose esthetically pleasing art, composed in such a way as to best keep the eye flowing naturally from one point of interest to another. It’s also applicable as a guideline for effective storytelling.

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Tupperware. In the woods. Who wouldn’t want to find that? Well if you do, you’re probably a geocacher, or else you’d make a good one. What’s great about geocaching is its flexibility to be used as a story-telling tool, incorporating real-world tasks and rewarding players.

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About the time of Levi’s launch of their new “Go Forth” campaign, reports began popping up of nifty packages being delivered from the Levi Strauss and Co. Archives in San Francisco. Days after I reported the press release at ARGN.com, 4DF received a package!

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Elan Lee, co-founder of Fourth Wall Studios and long-time ARG Puppetmaster, recently tweeted that a new paper he co-authored about ARGs and storytelling had been published online: Storytelling in new media: The case of alternate reality games, 2001-2009

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