Paternoster Row
Sheffield, England S1 2BX

Moderator: Matt Locke

Participants: Dan Hon, Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza, Tony Walsh, Wendy Levy, Matt Adams

An alternate reality game (ARG) is an interactive narrative that uses the real world as a platform, often involving multiple media and game elements, to tell a story that may be affected by participants' ideas or actions. Players interact directly with characters in the game, and often work together with a community to analyse the story and coordinate real-life and online activities. ARGs are growing in popularity, with new forms emerging and an increasing amount of experimentation with new models and subgenres. This session focuses on what ARGs offer the world of documentary and what documentary makers can bring to the world of ARGs.

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Added by Six to Start on October 14, 2008