Alternate reality games (ARG) are a new form of gaming that combines the Internet with real-world events and clues to create an immersive experience, with Black Helix as this genre's newest addition. Black Helix is a global ARG that has just launched, taking place through March 2011, with players engaged in live events, phone calls, real world tasks and a final role-playing finale.
The Black Helix story revolves around the kidnapping of a 27 year old Medical research student while she is recording a video log containing information on her drug research and paranoia at being watched.
Black Helix takes the ARG concept a step further, with the story responding to conversations taking place on Facebook and Twitter and player aliases being written into the story which will subsequently published as a unique eBook.
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By: leewashington - Published: Mar 2, 2011 • References: theblackhelix