While big ARGs like I Love Bees and The Beast get most of the ink, there has been a steady stream of games built for very small audiences, without corporate sponsorship.
The San Francisco conference may well be the world's largest gathering of game developers, the place to keep an ear to the ground and to get business done.
What do the odd items inside a UPS package with no return address mean?
"Find the Lost Ring," whose story line is built around helping an amnesiac discover her lost identity, seems like a publicity vehicle for the Beijing Olympics.
Second Life may be the best-known virtual world, but it isn't the only one. That's a big point for techies gathering this week.
"Perplex City" gets cash infusion to help expand online mystery puzzle game.
Clues on "Perplex City" and coded postcards found in Bologna and North Carolina blend real-world signs and storytelling.
YouTube channel Pronunciation Book has been working with Twitter channel Horse_eBooks on the creation of an alternate-reality game (ARG) set in Los Angeles.
The Institute for the Future has released the first results based on its award-winning 2008 alternate-reality game, "Superstruct."
This week, the FU of the Week is served by author and Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington! We check out some zero dollar bills, look at a new alternate-reality game set in the future, and check out Semapedia, which allows you to post links to the Web in the real world! Plus tons more, including the Artist of the Week and a new Campfire discussion!