April 25, 2006 - 6:07 pm 1 Comment

Is it possible to distill the definition of Alternate Reality Gaming into one sentence?

Usually when someone asks me what an ARG is, I’ll say, “It’s like a murder mystery dinner theater that takes place over weeks rather than hours, and has components on the internet and in real life.”

There’s all sorts of meta-talk in the community right now about defining ARGs, and whether that should even be done. But for those who have family and friends asking them what they do with their time, it would be nice to have a simple, brief reply upon which you can elaborate more later. Does anyone else have an answer that they use?

ETA: Here’s a thread I started on Unfiction about this.

One Response to “Definitions”

  1. professorevil Says:

    This was my favorite:

    “An ARG is like LiveJournal Drama that you can touch.”