I have been focusing my eyes on ARG for nearly one year and get totally addicted to study and play it. When I came back to China last May, I was thinking about to run a serious ARG in my home country by myself. Here is my big idea.
Topic: Save Your Super Star
Aim: To get Chinese people more aware of intellectual property, especially music products. Let people think critically about the behavior of downloading free music and buying pirate CDs.
1. We will send out 1000 packages with a postcard of a superstar and a letter to some big fans. The letter is a fictional story about a superstar becoming a busker due to pirate CDs. There will be a clue in the letter to let the fans check our website.
2. Our website "Save Your Superstar" allows players to submit their words , pictures or videos about their favorite star. What's more, players are asked to give their opinion on pirate music in China.
3. The rule is very simple. We have two kinds of rank. One is for superstars. One is for players. Players will get 10 points every time he or she submit something in the web. Superstars will get 10 points every time they are mentioned by a fan. Finally, the most active players for the biggest superstar will get some rewards.
4. We are planning to do some real-world activities during the game, such as finding the abecedarian of a star within a certain time.
PS: I didn't think of getting a scholarship or reward at the first time. However, I do want to get some support to continue my ARG plans in China. I am eager to get some fund to do it. But what's more important? If I can get a chance to work on an ARG, like Evoke, with you guys and gain experience, that will be awesome.