A vision for the future
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Name: Donald J. Hartel
From: New York
Bio: Database programmer and Web development
Area of Expertise: Technology Developer/Administrator
Headline: Playing Internet Games
Nutshell: Alternate Reality Games will become much bigger and be as popular as more standard gaming types.
Vision: Given the success of "The Beast" and "I Love Bees," there is a market for a new type of game. The ARG (Alternate Reality Game) is going to come into its own. It lets the players transcend just playing the game, they are a piece of it. It challenges people in many different ways, and as such it will appeal to people who like having to solve problems outside of the box. I do not think this market is touched upon enough today, but it will be in the future.
Date Submitted: 11/18/2004