By Haley Moore, August 1st, 2011

Welcome to Transmedia Talk, a podcast covering all things Story. Transmedia Talk is co-hosted by Nick Braccia, Dee Cook, and Haley Moore and looks to shed light on the topic of transmedia storytelling with commentary, interviews and tips on how storytelling is moving into the 21st century.

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Michael Andersen, managing editor of ARGNet, joins us to take a look back at the first half of 2011 in the Alternate Reality Game world.

Nick Braccia from Culture Hacker
Dee Cook from Dog Tale Media
Haley Moore

(and Host Emeritus Robert Pratten from Transmedia Storyteller)

Special Guest:
Michael Andersen from ARGN

From This Episode:

Andersen’s article 2011 Year in Review: Puzzling Through Half a Year’s Decode games and puzzles section.

Transmedia Talk host Dee Cook is an associate editor at ARGN.

Ian Bogost’s Cow Clicker ARG

The Awl’s Rick Paulas recounts the conclusion of the Jejune Institute game.

5 Wits in Boston produced the interactive experience Tomb, which is now closed. They currently offer two interactive experiences, 20,000 Leagues and Espionage.

The city-wide experience Accomplice in NYC, Hollywood, and London.

The free-roaming San Francisco experience Message from Z.

The QR code driven game Time Trip LA.

The Jejune Institute spinoff Elsewhere Philatelic Society.

The Toynbee Plaques in Philadelphia.

Kcymaerxthaere, historical markers from another world.

Pittsburgh’s mysterious protractors

Aram Bartholl’s wall-embedded USB project Dead Drops.

Haley Moore’s writeup and Lazy 8 Studios’ Gamasutra article on the Portal 2 Potato Sack ARG.

Note: Ten indie game studios released games in the Potato Sack.

The Game of Thrones extended campaign The Maester’s Path.

The Crash of the Elysium, Punchdrunk’s Doctor Who experience for children.

42 Entertainment’s game Test Subjects Needed for 5 Gum.

Area/Code’s 2007 ARG ‘Primacy’ for the CBS drama Numb3rs centered around a casual puzzle game Chain Factor, which was later developed into the popular iPhone app Drop 7.

Earlier this year, Area/Code was acquired and became Zynga New York.

Patrick Carman’s extended book project Dark Eden launched its App today.

The Australian tv drama SLiDE

The Thomas Dolby game A Map of The Floating City

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Haley Moore is a newspaper reporter, artist, and playwright based in north Texas. She has worked on several indie, fan and commercial Alternate Reality Games.


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