Lessons from ARGfest 2009

Posted on July 27, 2009
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ARGfest 2009 came and went the weekend of July 17-19 in Portland, Oregon. Many prominent players and practitioners were there, and many a deep thought was thunk by those in attendance. Mike Monello of Campfire Media captured a pencast of the panels, though a full DVD should be available soon, as well — keep checking the ARGfest-o-con website for more information on how to buy one for yourself. Meanwhile, Ralph Loizzo has written a lovely summary of the messages he took away from ARGfest this year:

Congratulations to all the attendees of the 2009 argfestocon in Portland Oregon.  After much debating and sharing, the writers, web designers, artists, academics, film producers, directors, puppet-masters, and players have created a 26 bullet point list that clearly defines the ARG genre as a whole.

Beginning Monday, July 20th, 2009, all ARG designers must adhere to the aforementioned bullet-point list before “going live” with their work.  All present ARGs are excluded from the bulleted list adherence requirement, except unless “beginning a new chapter”.  In such case, the new work will be required to comply.

Read the rest at Friartech — it’s definitely worth the click.


One Response to “Lessons from ARGfest 2009”

  1. Ronan on December 5th, 2009 8:14 am

    Hi guys,

    Nice article.
    Where can I view the “26 bullet point list that clearly defines the ARG genre as a whole” – link does not appear to be working??

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