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Educational Alternate Reality Games

Join us here to share and discuss your educational ARG projects, ideas, needs, and announcements. Open to anyone interested in the educational potential of ARGs.

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Academic Educational Library Literacy ARG

Started by Adam Jerrett. Last reply by Lasse Hakulinen Sep 18. 1 Reply

Hi all!I'm so sorry for accidentally freaking emailing everyone the below essay - I mistook the discussion thread and direct messages. Here's the essay for discussion.I'm really glad I decided to…Continue

Tags: literacy, academic, information, library, arg

Webinar: Transmedia Games For Learning

Started by Randall Fujimoto Feb 13. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone,In case you're interested, I'm doing a one-hour webinar on Transmedia Games For Learning this Saturday at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT. It will be basically an introduction to transmedia and ARGs…Continue

Computer Science ARG

Started by Lasse Hakulinen. Last reply by Lasse Hakulinen Dec 30, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi all!I'm currently planning an ARG for university-level computer science education. The main idea is that the ARG would not be part of any official curriculum and therefore participating would be…Continue

Vote for my AR/ARG Game meant to read social action data habits.

Started by April Arrglington Apr 16, 2013. 0 Replies

Hello everyone!I'm currently working on for an Augmented Reality/Alternate Reality Game App that will read the social action data habits of LA residents 2 shape up the future of the city. WE NEED…Continue

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Comment by Kenneth Lewis on July 26, 2013 at 2:52pm

ARG means two similar but different things when it comes to gaming.

This group is titled after Alternate Reality Games, games that blend elements of reality into a game world. These ARGs might use real data (like weather or current population) in a completely virtual environment, connecting the game world with reality. Some ARGs even manipulate things in the physical world from within the game.

The other definition of ARG, Augmented Reality Games, is very similar. These ARGs are played in the physical world using virtual elements, often relying on GPS data to sync the user's experience of both worlds simultaneously. Even though these aren't really games, good examples of augmented reality include GPS navigation, Yelp's Monocle feature on your smartphone, or Google Glass.

If you want to know more about ARGs, I highly recommend watching both Extra Credits episodes on the subject.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/args-part-1

http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/args-part-2

Comment by Avi Dey on July 26, 2013 at 1:25pm

What is a good definition of ARG ?  Is there a list of top 5 success models in ARG Games ?

 

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