Ladies and Gentlemen, step right up and become a part of history. Yes, that’s right! You too can take part in an extremely important mission by volunteering your time and awesome skills to the future of the ARG genre. The mission, if you choose to accept it:
* Help promote Alternate Reality Gaming and highlight its impact on the entertainment, education, media, and advertising fields
* Assist in archiving Alternate Reality Game press articles and game artifacts for future players, academics, puppetmasters, and the media
* Aid in the development of open discussion between game designers, academics, players,
and the media
Introduced at ARGFest, The Initiative On Alternate Reality Gaming (IonARG) is an innovative opportunity for collaboration between everyone with an interest in ARGs to help the growth and representation of the genre. Formed in December 2006 by a combined group of developers, players, and community leaders, IonARG seeks “to promote the genre through discussion and action.” Currently, there are five specific initiatives proposed by IonARG that need your help, including maintenance of the ARG wikipedia article and amassing a complete archive of game sites and news articles relating to ARGs.
Anyone can be a member, volunteer, contribute, and discuss. To enlist, join the mailing list, don your combat boots (combat boots optional), and put up your archives. Come on, put ’em up put ’em up.