Entry 1 (main entry)
Promotional poster for the documentary DVD. Spy the clue and search for what ‘archygeek’ leads to.
If they didn’t see the poster, they have a chance to enter the game through hidden easter eggs on the DVD. Clue is exactly the same.
If browsing on YouTube, they might come across one of their clips and in the credits, the same code from the poster will appear. The user name of who posted the clip is part of the clue too because it will be ArchyGeek.
2. ‘Archygeek’ leads to a blog with the URL www.archygeek.blogspot.com and the title Archy Geek
3. People look around the blog and will know for sure that it is connected to the documentary.
4. Read different posts that Archy Geek has written (there are 3 writers of the blog; Prof. Michelle Milligan, Dr. Tommy Andrews and Nelson Crouch - Nelson is the main contributor) and explore different links to information.
5. One link is to a fake Wikipedia page. Its purpose it to convince players of authenticity. Another link is to YouTube and clips of the documentary if they never had access to the DVD (if they entered the game from YouTube in the first place, this link won’t matter).
6. First contact with Nelson Crouch (as he is the main blogger). Nelson has a post where he implies that things are slightly ‘off’. He asks for your help. [Possible end]
7. Player must leave a comment if they want to help.
8. Task is given to the player and they carry it out. Task involves getting a group of people (2+) together and go around trying to stop people listening to their own music through headphones and listen, at least a short while, to music communally. To be filmed.
9. Task is uploaded and shown to Archy Geek. He gives the option for them to do some more of the same task or move onto the next one. [Possible loop]
10. The second task ask players to make a pledge to try and listen to music more communally. (Video upload)
11. After this, the third task it given: go around (solo or with someone) and try to get other people to pledge the same thing. The more the better. (Video upload)
During all this: There is a graph on the blog that shows how the world is progressing in relation to Amene. It gives an indication of when the world might possibly end due to all the individual music. This graph gets updated every time someone uploads a video. The point of the graph is to show that the players are having a ‘cause and effect’ on the issue. The game properly ends when it reaches a non-critical level.
12. Once those tasks are complete they can still redo them or they can get more people involved in the game. They shall be prompted to get the word out there and show people the blog so that they can then play.
13. People who have ‘finished’ can still come back to check on the status of the world. Like I said, the proper end comes when the world is no longer under threat of dying from itself.
Time: For an individual/group the tasks won’t take very long to perform at all. At most, I would think that someone would take a week to do it. As for the entire project, I can’t determine how long it would go for as it depends on how many people get involved as it ends once there have been enough changes to the issue.
Special Considerations: People should try to form groups, but it is doable as an individual. It is expected that people have access to a video camera of some sort. It shouldn’t cost the players anything (unless they bought the DVD).