Some friends and I are thinking of starting our own. And I just had a few questions I hope someone won't mind answering
Is it possible to run one without spending a cent? I figure if it has an awesome story line, great characters, puzzles and interaction then it doesn't matter. There are tons of great free resources online that as long as they made sense with the story then it wouldn't matter. Such as free blog sites, myspace, free e-mail sites, etc...
or am I totally nutty? lol Would people just feel like it was cheap and skip it?
That basic idea is a really amazing interactive story I guess where people can play a role within the story and interact with the other characters and solve clues and puzzles to get more information and help to shape the direction of the story (choose to side with 1 of 3 different groups). The story itself is going to have a deep backstory (but no so much that it would feel like a waste of time to mess with it lol) and really vivid characters so that the story and characters feel very real. Hopefully making people care about them in some way lol I would hope anyways. It is a mystery where the main character is trying to find out what happened to someone and uncovers lots of neat stuff along the way. Does that sound like an ARG?
Lastly, while we have a great starting place figured out for the game/story we are not sure how to direct peoples attention to it. Not that we expect huge people wanting to get involved but more then just us would be nice
Oh i guess another question to ask is how many people usually do end up playing along with smaller based ARGs like this?
Thank you so much for any help
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:10 pm