Perplex City Closed

5 06 2007

Perplex City has shut down, so soon after the crossover with Radio 1.

Interestingly, quite a few comments in various places, including the linked piece on the Guardian Games Blog, voice suspicion that this is merely some kind of ploy tied in to season 2.

Adrian Hon insists:

It is not a setup for the ARG.

I think I believe him; ploys such as the BBC sacking could only go so far before alienating players. Still, it fascinates me that ARGs are so vague and deceptive that when something goes wrong, it will no doubt not be taken at face value by fans.

It reminds me of performers dying on live TV: It’s hard for an ARG developer to get off the stage.

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