Argy Bargy - Cathedral Quarter ARG Game


We ran an ARG as part of the Belfast Cathedral Arts Quarter Festival. Within hours of advertising it was booked out…people want to play! Here is an overview of the game and a short video of the event.

Cyber terrorism is a premeditated, politically motivated attack against information, computer systems, computer programs, and data which result in violence against noncombatant targets by sub national groups or clandestine agents.

Belfast has been identified as the European hub for this electronic terrorism and these groups are covertly operating in and around the city.

Industry has got together and formed the equally clandestine and shady organisation ECTU (Electronic Counter Terrorism Unit), whose goal is to seek out the cyber terrorists, capture key operational people and extract information from them that can shut down the cyber crimes. ECTU thinks that the best way to track the cyber terrorists (CT’s) is not through electronic and information highways, but through a world the CT’s are not familiar with….the real world.

A new batch of potential ECTU agents have registered on line & will be provided with further details & a secret toolkit on arrival at the meeting placed ... further details to be released at a later date.

What is an ARG?

An alternate reality game (ARG), is an interactive narrative that uses the real world as a platform, often involving multiple media and game elements, to tell a story that may be affected by participants’ ideas or actions. Pervasive games eliminate many of the social, spatial and temporal boundaries usually associated with playing a game by intertwining game play with peoples’ everyday lives. Armed with their mobile phone or another portable device, participants can take part in treasure hunts for virtual objects in the real world, find new ways to explore and experience a city, arrange blind dates, act out role-playing scenarios or wage virtual battles with opponents via SMS messages.

Argy Bargy - Cathedral Quarter ARG Game

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