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Beyond Reality: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming

Beyond Reality: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming

ISBN 13: 9781592007370

ISBN 10: 1592007376

Author: John Gosney

Pages: 304

Published: 07/08/2005

Print Book Price: $29.99 Add to cart

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Description
"Beyond Reality: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming" serves as a comprehensive introduction to this fascinating topic. It covers various aspects of alternate reality gaming, including its history and development of an ARG game (e.g. the "puppet master" role). It also introduces components of ARG games, explaining to inexperienced players how to play an ARG and covers devices (such as GPS devices, etc.). Readers will get tips regarding ARG strategies and will be able to play their own sample "game" that is contained within the pages of the book.
Benefits
  • No previous gaming experience is required; however, for experienced gamers, this book serves as provides extensive resources (e.g. Web sites, etc.) for being involved in an ARG.
  • Participate in the Route 66 ARG contained within the pages of the book.
  • Companion website available here: http://www.delmarlearning.com/companions/index.asp?isbn=1592007376
Author Bio
John Gosney
John Gosney is currently the Director of Information Technology for the Indiana University School of Dentistry, and is also an adjunct instructor for the IU School of Liberal Arts on the Indianapolis campus. John has worked in both the publishing and pharmaceutical industries as an application developer, technical writer, and training consultant. John writes extensively on all facets of the IT arena, from market analysis and forecasts to guidebooks on a variety of topics. His most recently published titles with Course include "Blogging for Teens" (1592004768), "Convert Your VHS Home Movies to DVD" (1592004822) and "HTML Professional Projects" (159200055X). John received his B.A. in technical writing and psychobiology in 1992 from Purdue University and an M.A. in English from Butler University in 1996. John, who resides in Columbus, Indiana, enjoys sports, reading, listening to music, and spending time with his family.
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Table of Contents
1. Unreality: A Brief History of ARG
2. Beyond Reality: Approaching an ARG
3. Past Reality: An Annotated ARG, Part I
4. Past Reality: An Annotated ARG, Part II
5. Down the Rabbit Hole: Introducing “Route 66”
6. Route 66 ARG, Part II
7. Route 66 ARG, Part III (Conclusion)
8. A Post-ARG Analysis
9. Web Design for Puppetmasters, Part I
10. Web Design for Puppetmasters, Part II
Appendix A Online ARG Resources