This Is Not a Game: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming (2nd Digital Edition)

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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...
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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411625952
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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  • Posted February 7, 2012

    Undoubtedly THE best book on the subject.

    If you're interested in the phenomenon of Alternate Reality Gaming, this is an absolute must-read. Dave Szulborski knew more about ARGs than anyone else, and the book tells you everything in detail - the history, how they're made, and how to run your own.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2012

    Informative

    Lots to learn here from Dave Szulborski(RIP), who has recently been named "World's Most Prolific ARG Developer" by Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer's Edition.

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

    Good stuff

    Highly informative & fun book on the humble beginnings of ARGs.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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