The Full Wiki

ARG: Misc

Advertisements
  
  
  

Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010
(Redirected to Alternate Reality Game article)

From Halopedia, the Halo Wiki

5.00
(1 vote)

An Alternate Reality Game 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. Halo has had two ARGs: I Love Bees and Iris.

Iris

Main article: Iris

Iris was a Halo 3 viral marketing and public relations campaign. It was designed to give people more information on how the great conflict behind the Halo franchise all began, as it builds up to the climactic conclusion of the series on September 25, 2007, the release date of Halo 3.

The campaign ran for several weeks throughout the summer and promised to be a compelling experience to uncover valuable information. Users who helped to unlock key information were awarded with t-shirts and other small prizes. Unfortunately, Microsoft wouldn't say whether there would be any other rewards for participating.

I Love Bees

Main article: I Love Bees

During the summer of 2004, the website ilovebees.com was used as a publicity site for Halo 2, with the site being pointed to by adverts for the game during movie trailers. Ostensibly a beekeeper's personal site, the server appeared to have been taken over by an unstable A.I. whose thoughts are scattered on the site.

The front page had a counter counting down to July 27, 2004 (when it says "network throttling will erode"), August 10, 2004 (when "this medium will metastasize"), and August 24, 2004 (at 8:06 am, when it will be "wide awake and physical") - many thought something big would happen related to Halo 2 on these dates, however it was only related to the ILB game. Currently there is a counter counting down to the day the Covenant will attack Earth, 500 years in the future.


This article uses material from the "Alternate Reality Game" article on the Halo wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to Alternate reality game article)

From Lostpedia

An alternate reality game (ARG) is an interactive, cross-media narrative. Fictional elements of the narrative, often presented as real, include clues that lead players to discoveries that further the game. Five Lost ARGs have been produced as season hiatus activities for fans. The Lost Experience focused on the Hanso Foundation's origins; Find 815 focused on Oceanic Airlines, the Dharma Initiative Recruiting Project focused on the modern Dharma Initiative, Lost University focuses on Lost, and Damon, Carlton and a Polar Bear focuses on artwork.

Logo Name When Focus Synopsis
The Lost Experience Season 2 to Season 3 hiatus
(May 2006 - October 2006)
Hanso Foundation The marketing campaign was designed to unite LOST fans from around the world in an alternative reality game developed as a spin-off from the TV programme. Working closely with the writers behind LOST, The Lost Experience revealed the ‘back-story’ of the Hanso Foundation, the shadowy organization behind the Dharma Initiative. A combination of TV adverts, fake websites, call-centers, blogs, chocolate bars, video and flash mobs were coordinated to enable users to follow the story of Rachel Blake, an ex-employee of the Hanso Foundation trying to uncover the truth behind the company’s sinister activities.
Find 815 Season 4 hiatus
(January 2008)
Oceanic Airlines The storyline revolves around an Oceanic IT technician Sam Thomas who is intent on finding his love, Sonya, who was on board Oceanic Flight 815 as a flight attendant. Sam has been active in campaigning against the airline's decision to cancel searching for the flight, disgruntled that they wish to move on and resume business. The player learns of Find 815 through a hacked video placed on the flyoceanicair.com website.
Dharma Initiative Recruiting Project Season 4 to Season 5 hiatus
(May 2008 - November 2008)
DHARMA Initiative The Dharma Initiative Recruiting Project was first referenced when a commericial for Octagon Global Recruiting (OGR) was aired during "There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3". The ARG's current main site is now Dharmawantsyou.com. It is stated on the site that a series of aptitude tests will be run over the space of weeks for fans to play. There is also a leaderboard on the site, suggesting such subsequent tests will be scored. It is possible that coming clues will present themselves simply in the course of these tests (meaning this alternate reality game is more explicitly structured and similar in nature to Find 815 than The Lost Experience).
Lost University Season 5 to Season 6 hiatus
(2009)
Lost Lost University was launched at Comic-Con 2009. The Lost University website can be found at lostuniversity.org. The website promotes a fictitious university through which fans can enroll in courses that relate to content relevant to LOST. According to the website, Lost University was established in 2004.
Damon, Carlton and a Polar Bear Season 5 to Season 6 hiatus
(2009)
artwork Damon, Carlton and a Polar Bear (unofficial name) is a Lost alternate reality game from ABC studios and the creators of Lost that provides a set-up to Lost's upcoming sixth and final season.

Other alternate reality

Other examples of Lost content accessible in real life include:

  • Oceanic hotline, which is related to the DVD extra The Oceanic Six: A Conspiracy of Lies
Advertisements

This article uses material from the "Alternate reality game" article on the Lostpedia wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010
(Redirected to Atrivis Resistance Group article)

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

The Atrivis Resistance Group was the alliance between Fest and Mantooine to rebel against the Galactic Empire. It predated the creation of the Rebel Alliance, but shortly after the formation of the latter, Mon Mothma convinced the Atrivis Resistance Group to merge into the Rebellion.

Sources


This article uses material from the "Atrivis Resistance Group" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message