Thursday, July 23, 2009

Love Robot Love

Who doesn't like cardboard robots? Nobody, right? Well New York duo Awkward Hug are currently running Must Love Robots, based around the idea of building love connections between people and robots. You think this would cost billions, but no, these creators have imaginatively pulled the whole thing off with pocket money.

Without going to much into the game which you can find out all about here, it basically it provides a reason to dress as a cardboard robot. (As if we needed an excuse) This self-funded project came out of an original desire to create a Web series about a robot, a la Robot Frank, but developed into an ARG.

Friday, April 24, 2009

坂本 龍馬 ARG

The Japanese ARG Ryoma:The Secret revolving around the life of popular cultural figure Sakamoto Ryōma began in Tokyo earlier this month. Sakamoto Ryōma was a master swordsman and progressive leader of the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate during the Bakumatsu period in Japan.

If you read Japanese or pretend to like us, then help us keep across the burgeoning Tokyo based ARG movement by keeping an eye on these sites:


Friday, February 6, 2009

Neurocam is recruiting

You won't find much info on Neurocam. The admins maintain an effective shroud of mystery over the whole thing, your curiosity will make you want to register to find out. There is an opportunity to become involved now at:

I did it for a while in 2004, but it got a bit demanding and I dropped out. They give you assignments like "We are sending you a package, when you get it, be at this location at 9:00 A.M. to make the drop off. Failure to do so will result in severe consequences." If you keep them waiting, they try to scare you by pulling up your personal info even going so far as getting pictures of you and where you live. Starts off spooky and immersive, but my experience it was all tip and no iceberg.

If you want to get involved check

Here are the updated terms and conditions for eligibility:

1. We are currently experiencing a disproportionate number of applications from 18 - 22 year old males. If you are a male between 18 and 22 years of age please provide a detailed explanation of why you wish to participate and what you expect to gain from the experience.

2. You must be at least 18 years old to apply.

3. Proof of age and gender will be required (scan of drivers licence, passport or any other relevant photo ID).

4. The nature of X04 is such that any attempt to provide spurious information will result in an unrewarding experience.

5. If you are not prepared to commit yourself completely to this experience, do not waste our time and your own by applying.

6. Do not ask for more information; everything you need to know is clearly stated on this web page.

7. All assignments are non-negotiable.

8. Failure to complete any assignment within the designated time-frame will result in automatic expulsion from Neurocam.

9. Once expelled from Neurocam, you will not hear from us again.

10. Participation must be conducted covertly; any persons known to be publicly relating their experiences will be immediately expelled.