ALTERNATIVE REALITY GAMEWhat's an alternative reality game?
To quote wikipedia, an ARG is “an interactive narrative that uses the real world as a platform, often involving multiple media and game elements, to tell a story that may be affected by participants’ ideas or actions. [...] ARGs generally use multimedia, such as telephones, email and mail but rely on the Internet as the central binding medium.”
Basically, our ARG works like that : From the name of a missing girl, you’ll need to find informations about her and try to understand how she disappeared and who’s responsible. For that we created fake websites, profiles, characters and other tools you’ll need to browse and use. And the fun thing is you never know what’s real and what has been created for the project.
It’s pretty much like becoming a private detective, unless you don’t get paid.
Why can't I play the game just because I don't speak french? Are you a racist sir?
No I’m not! You take that back! I love every country!
Except maybe Belgium, but who likes Belgium anyway?
Ok sorry, I take that back. So why?
You’re really sorry or you’re just saying that?
No I really am. Please forgive me, I’m just jealous of french people ’cause they’re all so charming and smart.
Well, I don’t blame you. Let me answer your question then.
Like I just explained, our ARG is meant to be as believable as possible. And since the story happens to take place in France, every website/profile/tool/etc we created are in french. And it wouldn’t make any sense to have them in english as well, storywise. So we’re truly sorry, no ARG for you, but you still have the web-series!
WEB-SERIESCan I still watch and understand the web-series if I don't get to play the A.R.G?
Sure. It’s fun to play the game and see links between the two medias but it’s absolutely not necessary to understand and enjoy the web-series.
How many episodes and seasons are there?
Right now, just one season of 8 episodes. If this one works, maybe we’ll do a second one. Bigger, better and with more frontal nudity.
You mean there is some frontal nudity on the first season?
Maybe. Watch the episodes and you’ll see.
You have absolutely no integrity do you?
Is there an order or can I just watch whatever episode I want whenever I want?
Well you certainly can, but you won’t understand anything. So I would advise you to watch the first episode first and so on. Like a regular series.
You rock! Are you filthy rich?
No, we’re filthy poor. But we’d still like to do a second season so if you liked the first one, wherever you live, don’t hesitate to share it with your friends. That would make us all happy inside and make us forget for one moment we don’t have any money to do a second season.