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  Live-Action ‘Toronto Game’ Coming This Summer  
Posted 2006-03-26 by Tony Walsh
A plot-based live-action game involving the landscape and geography of Toronto is planned to take place this August. The anonymous makers of The Toronto Game hope it will be fun, challenging, intense, and accessible to players of varying skill levels: "The primary distinguishing factors of this game are the emphasis on exploring public spaces, and our goal of accommodating casual players."

The cross-media game will involve live events, location-based puzzles, and online content, and is currently in the planning stages. The Toronto Game's makers are looking for volunteers to fill a number of positions, including Story Designer, Puzzle Designer, Publicist, Writer and Artist. This seems to be a good opportunity for anyone interested in developing or practicing skills related to Alternate Reality Games.
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Comment posted by gatmog
March 27, 2006 @ 4:55 pm
I would be interested if this were a LARP-type situation. A "real life" adventure game, if you will, requiring an actual investment of imagination by its players and NPCs.

Though it could also be a mishmash of concepts or "glorified scavenger hunt" as you put it, in which case it would be immediately uninteresting, and more like the flashmobs of yore.

I'd also be curious to see if there's brand integration as an inroads to sponsorship. Visit NPC X at Starbuck's! Go eat 10 Big Macs for 1,0000 XP!
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