Alternate Alternate Reality Games’ Names

   Posted by: thebruce

What’s an Alternate Reality Game to you?  The genre has grown and expanded over the years.  Whether you make them or play them, by what term do you call them, or which do you generally prefer to play?  Here are some examples…

Other variants spotted:

  • Extended Experience
  • Immersive Experience

Of course, by no means is this an exhaustive list. But it’s interesting to see how various companies and individuals interpret this nebulous topic.

Post your ideas and names you’ve spotted in the comments below!


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