Clickable Culture   Official Research Blog of Phantom Compass
  ‘ReGenesis’ ARG Wins Gemini Award  
 
 
Posted 2006-10-24 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Toronto's Xenophile Media was awarded a Gemini (Canada's Emmy) for Best Cross-Platform Project last week for their second "ReGenesis Extended Reality Game." This alternate-reality game spanned two seasons of the acclaimed Canadian drama series ReGenesis, playing out not only across television, but through the web, telephone, and live events--the storyline from the TV show was extended through a tightly-woven interactive narrative, involving characters from the show and the participation of thousands of gamers across the country. Xenophile's official press release can be found here, in PDF format. Previous to this year's Gemini, the game won a Rocky Award for Interactive Television at the Banff World Television Festival, the Canadian New Media Award for Best Cross Platform Project and the FITC Design & Technology Award for Convergence.

The ReGenesis Extended Reality Game game broke new ground in Canadian entertainment over two years and helped to bolster Canada's place in the greater alternate reality gaming industry. I am happy to have collaborated with the lovely and talented Xenophile Media family in the capacity of game designer and writer on the project, working closely with Creative Director Evan Jones and writer Avrum Jacobson on the interactive story, and with Flash guru Mark Kolody on the execution of specific gameplay. I learned a lot between season 1 and 2 of the game--mostly how the story and gameplay in an alternate-reality game are so tightly intertwined. Additionally, there are special challenges and rewards inherent in working directly with a television production. These experiences became useful in another ARG project I was involved with this summer, but can't currently discuss publicly.
 
     
 
   
 
  ... share via email del.icio.us digg bloglines fark reddit newsvine simpy blogmarks magnolia  
  0 Comments  
 
   
 
 
     
 
     
[ Detailed Search ]
Clickable Conversation
5224 comments
on 4159 entries

Dinozoiks wrote:
Wow! Thanks for that Tony. Just posted a bunch of other tips here... http://www.dino.co.uk/labs/2008/45-tips-when-designing-online-content-for-kids/ Hope it helps someone... Dino...
in Dino Burbidge's '10 Things To Remember When Designing For Kids Online'


yes, many of the free little games are crappy. but as an artist who has recently published free content on the itunes app store,…
in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


I vote for popup radial menus. Highlight a bit of text, the push and hold, Sims-style radial menu pops up with Copy, Paste, etc....
in More iPhone Gestures, Please


Hey Tony! A client of mine is looking to hire an internal Flash game dev team to build at a really cool Flash CCG…
in Dipping Into Toronto's Flash Pool


Yeah, there's a lot of weird common sense things I've noticed they've just omitted from the design. No idea why though....
in More iPhone Gestures, Please


It also bears noting there's no mechanism right now for a developer to offer a free trial for the iPhone; the App Store isn't…
in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


@GeorgeR: It's on my shopping list :) I've heard good things about it as well. And Cro Mag Rally. @andrhia: meh, I don't know…
in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


...you get what you pay for, you know? I actually bought Trism based on early buzz, and it's truly a novel mechanic. I've been…
in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


The only one I've heard good things about is Super Monkey Ball. Have you given that a whirl yet?...
in Free iPhone Games Are Awful: Strategy?


Advance warning: this frivolent comment is NOT RELATED or even worth your time ... But whenever i hear "Collada", i think of that SCTV…
in Electric Sheep Builds Its Own Flock


Clickable Culture Feeds:

RSS 2.0 ATOM 1.0 ALL

Accessibility:

TEXT

Clickable Culture
Copyright (c)1999-2007 in whole or in part Tony Walsh.

Trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners. Comments owned by the Poster. Shop as usual, and avoid panic buying.