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Alternate Reality Game Tropes

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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.