SnoutCast #86: Alternate Reality Games, Part 1 of 3

The first part of our extended conversation with ARG enthusiasts Matthew Schuler and Sean C. Stacey!


[ Download mp3 – 26 MB ]

00:59 – “real”
01:27 – Sean runs the Unfiction site
02:37 – Matthew helped organize ARGFest-o-Con 2009
03:45 – fun fact: Sean coined the term “Alternate Reality Game”
09:54 – puzzles, expectations, and appeal
12:40 – how does one find out about an ARG?
14:38 – commercial vs. indie ARGs
18:35 – “So what do you win?”
21:00 – finding the Perplex City cube
25:14 – thanks to Greg Filpus for suggesting this topic!
25:36 – Puzzled Pint and more on PuzzleHuntCalendar.com
26:17 – are you smarter than a 3rd grader?
27:31 – The End

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Music: instrumentals from “Code Monkey” and “Re: Your Brains” by Jonathan Coulton

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