Alternate Reality Games began (approximately) with the game concocted to promote the movie A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, affectionately known as The Beast. Alternate Reality Games make use of a variety of different media, and therefore combine tropes from different media, while inventing some of their own.
See also Interactive Storytelling Tropes.
Alternate Reality Game Tropes include:
- Alternate Reality Game: A online game where a fictional storyline is presented as a story happening in Real Life.
- Entry Point: The player's way into an Alternate Reality Game.
- Flashmob: Spontaneous large crowds. Often the consequence of ARG players.
- Story Breadcrumbs: The game's storytelling consists of pieces for the players to put together.