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Omnifam Wraps Up

omnifam.jpgPlayers of the Omnifam ARG found themselves at the end of the road today with the addition of a credits page on one of the in-game websites. The grassroots endeavor had been playing since May of this year, and was tied to the US television series ALIAS. Scanning through the list, it shows that the team of Puppetmasters includes people who have been on the other side of the curtain for previous ARGs, such as Acheron and ARGTalk.

ALIAS-themed ARGs have had a long history, with two previous “seasons” of games. The series started as a web puzzle in its first season, and morphed into an online adventure for the sequel, both of which were created and sponsored by ABC television. While this third season was a grassroots effort, it was much more interactive and contained more elements of a traditional ARG. Sadly, with the recent news of ABC’s decision to recently cancel ALIAS, the possibility of a fourth season is very much up in the air.

Omnifam: Alias-Related Game?

omnifam.gifFans of the television series Alias have enjoyed supplemental online challenges since 2001, when the first Alias Web Puzzle appeared.

It seems that something may be starting up again. Players recently stumbled upon omnifam.org, which has been showing signs of life, although we haven’t been able to track down exactly how it was found in the first place. As a result, we can’t determine whether this is an ABC sanctioned game or a grassroots effort.

Regardless, if you’re an Alias fan, this may be for you, as quite an established following has developed for these Alias Web Puzzles over the years.

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Season 2 Web Puzzle FAQ
Season 3 Web Puzzle FAQ