As you may or may not know, it is exactly three years ago today that Project MU
, aka Metacortechs
ended. For a lot of regular unFiction visitors, this was their first ARG and the game that brought them to this community.
To show their appreciation for the game and out of thanks to the MU PMs, two years ago, a group of players also known as the Metaurchins
presented an online archive
, a players' account of two months of gameplay, tension, curiosity and exploration. This "book" has been praised by some as an excellent resource for both new players and new PMs, because it shows an insight into player experience that is pretty unique.
Now, to celebrate the three years that passed since MU, we're proud to announce that the MU Archives book is now available in a stunning, full-color print version through the online printshop lulu.com. As a tribute to (and with full permission of) the MU PMs, the 218-page full-color book is a nearly identical version of the online archives. As of now, it is on sale through Lulu's online shop (click here)
for the price of $39.99 (or €32,19), which is a slight percentage above cost-price. As a thanks to the three years or longer that most MU players spent on unFiction, all proceeds of the sale will benefit unFiction's donations fund!
I hope you will enjoy the book at least as much as its online version, and I can really recommend it to anyone who would like to reminisce over things of the past, learn about player experience from a non-professional angle, or read up on the evolution of a player-base over the course of (what I still think of as) one of the most gripping and exciting ARGs ever to be made.
This launch of the print-version of the MU Archives would not have been possible without the hard work that xnbomb put into this project, so I very much would like to thank him for all the hard work. Also a lot of thanks to yanka who edited and launched the original online version, and to all the Metaurchins who have contributed!
Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:46 pm