In 2006, ARGNet published a year-in-review article in which the idea was raised of running ARGs in virtual worlds such as Second Life and World of Warcraft. As a twist, Rez Nation even broadcast a podcast from within Second Life.
Today, Wikibruce received a trailhead, to which I’m obliged to respond: OMGKLOO!
A new ARG is underway incorporating the alternate reality of World of Warcraft – but not exclusively. Developed for GamerDNA, it’s called “The Legend of Julian Teng”, and is set to incorporate the WoW MMORPG, puzzles and mysteries, and likely a number of real-world (or, non-WoW) events, locations, and interactions.
The story behind “The Legacy of Julian Teng”
Brian Morgan and his friends started playing World of Warcraft to stay in touch last summer, but Brian’s research into the mysterious Tunguska event and the life of Julian Teng has caused them to grow further apart than they could have imagined. The last time anyone saw Brian Morgan he was playing a Tauren called Tunguska on Korialstrasz in World of Warcraft in mid-November. Nobody has heard from him since.
Wikibruce had already been asked by a community member to set up a wiki, which is now live at JulianTeng.Wikibruce.com. To catch up on events, visit Brian’s friends’ guild website buds.gamerdna.com. Here’s the video of Brian’s friends as they discover him strangely missing:
And now, I present two exclusive Julian Teng clues - two of a few that have apparently been sent to various websites. This clue came with the filename “3.jpg”
The second clue – that’s a special one. To encourage community involvement, gamerDNA is allowing community members to ‘vote’ for their favourite sites and clues. Wikibruce’s clue is below – so if you want to support Wikibruce, and help this site win a “very exclusive clue indeed”, follow the image to gamerDNA and give it up a thumbs up! You can also take a look at other clues sent to other websites.
- Go and visit the Julian Teng Wiki to get caught up
- Head over the GamerDNA’s ARG Community forum to connect with other players!
- Remember, this isn’t just for players of World of Warcraft – anyone can be involved! After all, Brian’s real, and he’s gone missing…!
- (O Unfiction, where art thou?)