Hello everyone! As many of you are aware, for the past few years I’ve been concentrating on two things: finishing my PhD (which I submitted in 2009), and working on great projects conceived by other people. I’ve conceived, designed and executed some small alternate reality games, but all the major projects were work for other … Read moreAnnouncing UC101's first "playful story": Authentic in All Caps 🙂
if:book, the Institute for the Future of the Book, has organisations in London and New York. It now also has one in Queensland, Australia! “if:book Australia promotes new forms of digital literature and explores ways to boost connections between writers and audiences, and is a small think-tank and part of the Queensland Writers Centre”. Recently, … Read moreTransmedia writing article for if:book Australia
As I outlined in a previous post, I was fortunate to be invited back to be a part of Power to the Pixel, London Film Festival 2009. The videos and slides are now online and so here is a selection of ones I’m sure you’ll enjoy/get something out of. 🙂 Take Back What Has Always … Read moreVideos and slides from Power to the Pixel
Another podcast! Yay! At this rate I might even crack three podcasts a year. hehe. Joking aside, I’m excited about our guest today. UK digital writer Tim Wright shares his vast experience with over a decade with online interactive drama and more recently multiplatform storytelling. Below is a time guide showing you topics Tim … Read moreEp 004: Tim Wright Interview
Well, not quite ‘death’ but an indefinite hiatus. I’m powering down this blog for a few reasons, one of which is my desire to finish my PhD. I’ve tried for the last year and a half to do PhD writing and work and this blog, but found the mindsets are somewhat incompatable. I’ve decided therefore … Read moreDeath of a Blog, Birth of a Podcast
David Varela, one of the writers who worked on Mind Candy’s alternate reality game Perplex City , has an article on writing for the ARG in the September issue (36) of Scriptwriting Magazine. Check it out: http://www.scriptwritermagazine.com/
[youtube qdUC1tSUtT8] Now this looks interesting. Check out Bryan’s post and this and if you want, delve into the Unfiction gameplay.
“Cadeveo” has posted about “10 Books That Began Your Journey Down the Rabbit-Hole”: This one’s for all of the others who reside in any of the hundreds or thousands of disreputable parallel worlds that our more “reasonable,” brethren and sister-en refer to as the domain of those “tin-foil hat types.” For the uninitiated, I’ll clue … Read more"10 Books That Began Your Journey Down the Rabbit-Hole"
On March 5th this year, ARG designer Adrian Hon presented to Google on ‘How to Make an Alternate Reality Game, Or, Perplex City: A Look Behind the Scenes’. His abstract: Alternate Reality Games not only exist on the web – they call you up, invade your TV show and fly helicopters outside of your house. … Read moreAdrian Hon's Google Presentation: How to Make an Alternate Reality Game
Ivan Askwith, Jonathan Gray, and Derek Johnson have started a group blog called The Extratextuals, which they explain in their birth post as: This is a blog about the media. However, with other blogs on television, film, and the media in general, we wanted to carve out a specific niche. So our blog will focus primarily … Read moreNew Transmedia Blog: "The Extratextuals"