This is Not a Game: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming
Imagine a world of mystery and excitement, adventure and fantasy, waiting for you to explore. A world that reacts to your every move, with characters and companies that talk to you, send you messages, and even give you items to help you in your quest. A world so immersive that you can no longer tell where the reality ends and the fiction begins. Welcome to the world of Alternate Reality Gaming. This Is Not A Game: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming by Dave Szulborski is the perfect introduction to the unique and exciting world of Alternate Reality Games. Written by the creator of five successful and critically acclaimed ARGs, This Is Not A Game features detailed sections on the theory and history of Alternate Reality Gaming, as well as a "How To Guide" for aspiring game creators. The book also includes Dave's personal reflections on creating some of the most popular ARGs ever developed, and essays on gaming and cooperative writing by award winning authors Ben Mack and Joseph Matheny.
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Review: This Is Not a Game: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming (2nd Digital Edition)User Review - Andrew - Goodreads
Begins with the theory of alternative reality games, gives some detailed history (up until 2004 when the book as written), and then becomes a how to guide for creating your own ARG. The theory was ... Read full review
Review: This Is Not a Game: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming (2nd Digital Edition)User Review - Jeroen - Goodreads
good guide into alternate reality games. It gives a brief history of the genre. A little bit to much info about his own games and not enough info about how to get players. Read full review