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Make An Alternate Reality Game! Presentation Transcript

  • 1. How to invent an alternate reality tips from game designer Jane McGonigal games
  • 2.
    • An alternate reality game is an adventure you have in real life .
    • You can’t play it alone!
    • You have to join forces online with many other players.
    • Most importantly : the game can show up anywhere , anytime !
    Let’s play!
  • 3. 10 Steps to Inventing an ARG
    • 1. Start a puppet master team !
    Join our team!
  • 4. 10 Steps to Inventing an ARG
    • 2. Brainstorm your theme or story . What’s the game about?
    • Now give the game a name !
    Best idea EVER
  • 5. 10 Steps to Inventing an ARG
    • 3. Pick the game “ verbs .” What are you asking players to DO to win the game?
    • Solve… collect… create… go to… write… find…
    Do what?!
  • 6. 10 Steps to Inventing an ARG
    • 4. Make a “ media plan ”. What sites and technologies will you use?
    • Blogs… SMS… Facebook… Twitter… MySpace… IM… email… websites… Flickr… Youtube… ITunes…
    Ooh, let’s use that!
  • 7. 10 Steps to Inventing an ARG
    • 5. Design your community . What collaboration sites and technologies will you use?
    • Wikis… Google Docs or Groups… Discussion forums… Comments… social network group…
    share! discuss!
  • 8. 10 Steps to Inventing an ARG
    • 6. Decide on a launch date – when does the game start? How long will it last?
    Save the date!
  • 9. 10 Steps to Inventing an ARG
    • 7. Identify your team’s strengths, and pick design roles :
    • story writer, researcher, game director, media artist, puzzle designer, actor/interactor…
    I’m so good…
  • 10. 10 Steps to Inventing an ARG
    • 8. Make a game timeline .
    • How does is start? What happens next? Are there important “plot points” or missions? What is the media schedule? How does it end?
    & then what?
  • 11. 10 Steps to Inventing an ARG
    • 9. Create the content !
    • Set up your characters’ profiles and sites…
    • Make your videos, take your photos, write your blog posts, create your puzzle clues...
    We made it!
  • 12. 10 Steps to Inventing an ARG
    • 10. Decide who to invite .
    • How many players do you want? And who will you invite?
    • Friends, family, classes, online communities, neighborhoods…?
    Wanna play?
  • 13. 10 Steps to Inventing an ARG
    • That’s it!
    • YOU’RE READY TO PLAY!
    OMG! Let’s go!
  • 14. 4 Secrets of an Awesome ARG
    • Make sure your players know EXACTLY what to do.
    • “ THIS IS YOUR MISSION!”
    It’s your mission!
  • 15. 4 Secrets of an Awesome ARG
    • 2. Help your players show off their superpowers!
    • “ What are YOU good at?!”
    Secret strength!
  • 16. 4 Secrets of an Awesome ARG
    • 3. Make it super-social!
    • Bring your players together in “ real time ”… and real space?
    We’re so together
  • 17. 4 Secrets of an Awesome ARG
    • 4. Your players are the real stars of the game.
    • “ Starring… YOU!”
    You’re amazing!
  • 18. How to invent an alternate reality You can write me! jane@ avantgame.com games