The Secret World Alternate Reality Game
If you’re like me and are coming to the party a bit late (anything after 2007) you might have missed out on some of the details and events tied into the Alternate Reality Game (ARG) which is such a huge part of the story behind The Secret World. Since the game isn’t out yet, this really is the only way we have to interact with the world as well as the community.
There have been some posts here and there, as well as the recent uptick with all the events surrounding the beta announcement. But one of my new Facebook friends pointed to this document over on the official forums that documents the history of the ARG. The author does provide his own thoughts and speculation but this huge 7 post series walks through all the events. I knew this had been going on for a while, but I really didn’t realize it goes all the way back to 2007! Reading through this also gives you some ideas on what areas and resources Funcom are pulling from to create these stories.
The fact that Funcom can carry on a story that has kept so much attention for so long gives me great hope for this game going forward.
Oh, and for those of you looking for more Secret World information, I am collaborating with Chris over at MMO Reporter on a new podcast for The Secret World with the first episode releasing soon :) I’m also live-streaming this, so follow me on twitter if you want to catch it live!