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Posted 2005-01-30 by Tony Walsh
Canada's Xenophile Media created a byzantine Alternate Reality Game for the television show ReGenesis, which concluded its first season last week. I was hired last October to assist with the game design, and was finally able to leverage my three decades of accumulated Nerdism. ARG design is a little like designing a giant, puzzle-based roleplaying game, so my tabletop and live-action gaming experience proved valuable in putting together plans for game play. I haven't followed the project since my contract was up in December, but, a semi-fictitious web site integral to game play, should have a break-down of everything that ended up going down.

The Alternate Reality Gaming Network will be hosting an IRC chat with the ReGenesis ARG game play designers--that'd be Associate Producer (and Puppetmaster) Evan Jones, and myself. Details available at the ARGN site. Hopefully a transcript will be posted post-chat.
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Comment posted by n0wak
January 31, 2005 @ 12:20 pm
You worked on that? Weird. I was in talks for possibly being hired/helping with the web side of the game, but managed to get a better job in the mean time.
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
January 31, 2005 @ 1:20 pm
Glad you got hooked up with a gig-- the Regenesis project was pretty demanding on the developers, so the hours would have been a little crunchy. Fortunately I didn't actually have to implement any of the game play I came up with :)
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