Regular readers may have noticed some subtle change in the appearance of my weblog – yes, I have in fact posted a new article in the ‘massive’ section. It’s not very long, but people into alternate reality games might be interested. Basically, it’s an edited version of the extended abstract I sent into the GDC 2006 conference a few months ago. Now, I admit that the ‘All Games will be Alternate Reality Games’ title is rather hyperbolic, but I’m increasingly being persuaded that it’s the case for more and more games. One interesting piece of news I heard recently was that Far Cry published a short ‘The Rough Guide to Jacutan Archipelago”, a fictional place in the game. This is not a particularly new idea – I still recall the story goodies you used to get from games like Elite and Ultima – but it’s nice to see the concept return.