B__Lukey, I wish you luck.
Part of the charm of ARGs is that they almost always rely on community interaction and collaboration as a part of its narrative development and discovery.
So, while I will not say that an ARG such as you seek is not possible/hasn't happened/is not findable, the single-play model isn't always extant on the web (see Jamie Kane: http://www.bbc.co.uk/jamiekane/
), or in complete, playable form (see The Beast: http://cloudmakers.org/
There have been some attempts to archive major pieces of some of these ARGs (like Arghive), but over time it's become apparent that whatever trademarks this genre happens to include, real-time community development is a huge part of the process.
So, having said that, and feel free to disregard this next bit: my advice to you is to refrain from thinking of threads here at the Unforums as 'cheating.' In fact, web search engines like Google are your friends, and using wikis, trails/guides, and other resources are there just for the purpose you describe. These experiences are not generally meant to be 'solved' or discovered by one person: there is often so much disparate information wrapped up in the narrative in so many different ways that it pretty much requires a collective to work together and eke out greater meanings.
But! I still wish you luck.
I think you can jump right into This Is My Milwaukee right now, in my opinion, and you might even be a hero, because it looks like we're still missing a piece or two of the puzzle that might move us forward in the narrative. So, come on over whenever you like!
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:55 am