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Genre: Alternate reality game

Group Description

An alternate reality game, or ARG, is a type of game in which the real world is used to supplement the gameplay in some form. This can take the form of such things as players receiving real phone calls from "NPCs", narrative-furthering events being held in real world locations, or requiring players to use outside technology to solve puzzles. ARGs present their plots as events that are really taking place, in order to further the players' immersion in the story, and many circles consider it an unwritten rule that participants should play along with this presentation.

Alternate reality games are often used as a form of viral marketing, though this is not always the case.

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Selected Covers

Missing Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Missing
The Black Watchmen Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for The Black Watchmen
Missing: The 13th Victim Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Missing: The 13th Victim

Selected Screenshots

One of the many websites that comprise this game.
Screenshot from Missing
Mission screen info.
Screenshot from The Black Watchmen
Game group created by Harmony‚ô° (20445), additional games added to group by Virgil (8569)