I spent some time last week reading this white paper on alternate reality games (PDF), and I suspect I’ll be reading it again before long. It explores several alternate reality games (ARGs) and their effects on the population around them.
It also discussed the development and components of an ARG, and that’s when I found it completely interesting. It has the capacity to be used as a safe training simulation if implemented correctly.
More importantly to me, it gave me some great ideas for the game I’m working on right now for my portfoilo, and it gave me some ideas for revamping this web site into a more interactive educational experience.
Definitely worth the read if you have any interest in games in education or social learning and networking.