On Monday, a new thread appeared on the unfiction forums pointing out a trailhead for a new game that seems to be linked to the Fox series Dollhouse. Given the percentage of librarians who are big damn fans of Joss Whedon + my obvious fascination with Alternate Reality Games the odds were very good that I would find this very fascinating – but …. I will have no time to catch up on it until after next week.
So quick – if you fall into the above categories and are not presenting in a week:
Rabbit hole – one of the characters on Joss Whedon’s new show Dollhouse sends an email to this person (described as a “prominent Whedon fan” on unfiction. Not a librarian, but yes, an Oregonian). The email leads, though not directly, to this website — http://www.adelledewitt.com/
That site is then referenced at an official Fox blog, suggesting this isn’t a fan-created site, but an “official” ARG.
(Note, the login information for the adelledewitt site is provided in the comments to the Fox blog post. Not typical ARG practice, but there it is. And it is interesting how even on the unfiction forum there are clearly some ARG newbies being pulled in by the Joss connection)
Trailhead thread at the unfiction forums — 7 pages and 93 posts as of this moment. They really start to get into the unfolding narrative on page 2.
Game thread at the official Dollhouse forums
Game thread at the Dollverse forums – a fan-created Dollhouse portal