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  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.