ARGs – the Ancestors of Gamification

Alternative Reality Games (or ARGs for short), are games that interact with the player in a real setting or, in other words, in real-life. These kind of games are reported to create in the player a kind of immersion more powerful than any other type of game. And it’s easy to understand why – the player is part of the game. A good story and the use of a number of communication channels available to the players lets them live that story, by being a significant part of it.

Solving puzzle after puzzle, the player goes on collecting clues to the next challenge, always in an effort to solve the main plot of the story. Continue reading