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Resources for “Alternate Reality Gaming at Interpretive Sites”

Art-Hunters-LogoAt the recent Association of Missouri Interpreters’ workshop in Sedalia, I spoke on Art Hunters, the interpretive alternate reality game I created with Red40 Entertainment for the Springfield Art Museum.  Those interested in learning more about the project might enjoy the links below: ARGNet Article — An excellent article describing the project and its mission, by Michael Andersen of the Alternate Reality Gaming Network. The Art Hunters YouTube Playlist — Watch episodes, promos, and the “Hunter Safety” video we created here. The Art Hunters Facebook Page — Scroll through to see how our social media challenges for each week challenged players to demonstrate the themes they learned in each episode. Final Report — Our summary and evaluation of the game, prepared for the Springfield Art Museum. Ozarks Live! Story — To see what the game looks like from a player perspective, watch this story and interview with one of our youngest participants. Interpreting in Alternate Realities — An article on interpretive ARGs that I wrote for Legacy, the magazine of the National Association for Interpretation. The Scurry Squirrel Show — A demo version of a nature-based interpretive ARG that could be staged on a shoestring budget. RevQuest Website — This annual alternate reality game at Colonial Williamsburg served as the jumping-off point for Art Hunters. Talk by Jane McGonigal — Designer Jane McGonigal’s ideas about gaming were another inspiration for the project. If you have any questions about the Art Hunters project, contact me at dakotawrussell@gmail.com.  Thanks for all the great feedback on the session!
Our "living statue" distributes promotional flyers in the run-up to the game.
Our “living statue” distributes promotional flyers in the run-up to the game.