What is an ARG? An unfamiliar term for a familiar concept? ARGs consist of case studies, role play, or scenario based instruction that may or may not use mobile technologies.
Key Attributes Movement An essential part of the ARG Players must move around game (your classroom, hallway, school or even websites) to collect data and clues as they progress through the game.
The ARG Family of Games Augmented Reality Game Augmented Reality Simulation Pervasive Game Location-Based Game Murder Mystery
A “REAL” ARG ALSO HAS…
Interactive Narrative Fiction Player actions change the game Claim to be real Alter the World…don’t step into the Magic Circle Transmedia
Basics Subject Students Purpose What do you want them to learn? Skills or knowledge? What is the conflict/challenge?
Rabbithole Structure the Door Door for students/educators First artifact that draws the player in…….. instead may be the first bit of information Immersion
ARG Design Narrative Game Design Challenges Transmedia Tech Tools
Challenges Flow/Fiero Solving a puzzle Picking up clues to a mystery Dealing with a character
Challenge Puzzle Mathematical Formula Message to Decipher Problem to Solve
Our ARGs Setting the Table Restaurant Analysis D.B. Cooper Accounting Practices and Techniques MedTag Microbiology Disease Detectives
Examples to reference Ecomuve http://ecomuve.gse.harvard.edu/ HARPS projects http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=harp&pageid=icb .page69587 Mentira http://www.mentira.org/ Place Based Learning http://website.education.wisc.edu/kdsquire/tenure-files/16- squire-shelton-book.pdf 7 Things You Should Know about Alternate Reality Games http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7045.pdf
TECH TOOLS &WHY WE USE THEM
And Google ….Google Docs…Gmail…Presenter….NARRATIVE &PROJECT MANAGEMENT
STORYBOARD IT OUT
What is AR? Adding a digital / virtual layer of data that is linked to a specific geographic location that is usually accessed using mobile technologies Links the physical with the digital using Geolocation tools Mobile computing Dependent on internet / data connection