The indie Alternate Reality Game Ares Station came to a close on May 5th, with an announcement on its trailhead page. Although nobody likes it when a game ends, those who played the two-month long ARG seemed to be extremely happy with the game overall.
Ares Station was designed by Indiana University Bloomington graduate students Nathan Mishler and Will Emigh as a Telecommunications thesis project. Ares Station represents about a year of work, and included excellent quality design and multimedia elements, as well as a very effective “stealth” launch.
Helmets off to Nathan, Will and the rest of the Ares Station crew for providing a quality Alternate Reality Gaming experience. You can read a transcript of the post-game chat with the Ares Team here.
From the “Something May Be Going On Here” file:
Out of the numerous, shall we say, interesting emails ARGN received this week came the following:
â€œThe residents of â€œ3rdâ€ live along side us, and watch our every move but also keep their distance. The populous of â€œ3rdâ€ are there to protect us and watch over our interests. Occasionally holes (or leaks) are found in the boundary between dimensions and sometimes â€œ3rdâ€ is seen by us, but normally mistaken as paranormal activity.
The 5th dimension is a dangerous place, and houses the demons and evils in our lives. 5th is usually safely contained, however some problems are occurring and holes are appearing.
Time is limited, and the residents of our secret neighbour need our help.
PROVE YOUR WORTH.â€