Saturday, August 29, 2015

Summer 2015

So summer is about over, been busy.  IN addition to visiting family in Arizona and still looking for Ms. right (no luck yet, maybe she will find me first), I have been working on projects, ARGs (alternate reality games) and more.

Let's see - Niantic Project/Ingress still going - almost two years of the WotD and got to go and help out with some awesome events in Washington DC, Portland OR (Must visit that city again) and more. Niantic Labs is striking out on its own - interested to see what happens.  And I still am keeping the Devra Bogdanovich blog going, although sporadically.

I had a blast at GenCon and presented my first talk about ARGs - it was awesome!!! Here is a little image I made.


Also been working with and playing along Age of Turing (wikis, forums and more - hurrah) - enjoying it very much. And waiting for upcoming Dark Detour. Also helping out with a wiki and g+ community for tracking ARGs.  I do love to curate and archive these interactive experiences.

Writing and playing in Storium.com, feel free to give me a holler, I love playing in Storium games.

Wrote a bit of this and that for FevGames. Also been writing for Microfilmmaker Magazine including a new semi monthly column about CrossMedia projects and tools.

Dabbling in learning  Unity and many other tools and toys and keeping busy with my Earth Science and Environmental classes.  Getting ready for the new school year and classes to start next week.   Feel free to give me a holler anytime.

European Laws and cookies

This greeted me today when coming in to update my blog 

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So ok, hope that works - and ahhh love the laws

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sabbatical Over - time to get to work.

So - I took a bit of a break - been working on wikis for a lot of projects and posting in other media places to get experience and feels for how they work. I miss here, I think it's time I came back.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

ARGs all over the place

So still playing the Niantic project/INgress and still in it up to my head  - niantic.schlarp.com and https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117368337781687210813

Sucked into one called Acoustic Distortion Inc  - here is our g+ community - https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111927037478605146634 and the game site - http://www.acoustic-distortion.com/ --- we need more interns and players to help vote projects along! Come play - http://acoustic-distortion.com/internforums/index.php

I have been trying to follow The Black Watchmen (started as Division 66) - it is way deep, weird and complex, but I am trying ;)  here http://www.blackwatchmen.com/ and https://twitter.com/division66 and here https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.freenode.net/division66

And one I am just getting into and looking forward to - Son of Sommerset - https://twitter.com/SonofSomerset  and http://www.seedandspark.com/studio/son-somerset-files

I signed up for  - Project Alibi - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-alibi-a-multi-platform-ghost-story

I am also in a number of Storium games - https://storium.com/  - I am loving them - if on Storium and need a player - give me a holler (docwho2100)

I also am kicking in for the next season of ExtraSolar https://extrasolar.com/ and https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lazy8/extrasolar-season-2-be-a-part-of-the-story

and I am in a few other things here and there :P

Goodness I love chasing story ;)

It's time to get back to this

Yes, it is time to get back to this. So much going on, time to return.

A little start, but it is a start.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Still here

Well I am still around :)  just been ultra busy with work and non fun projects.

A couple things I have been still trying to tinker on

1. Posting webseries and related resources to the docwho2100 webseries facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/DW2100-Mega-List-of-Web-Series-and-Transmedia/182051156710

2. Creating and curating a blog for a character from the Google ARG "The NIantic Project" - http://devrabogdanovich.blogspot.com/

3. Trying to put in more transmedia resources - www.transmediaresources.com

4. Typing out slowly some wiki and story for World of Depleted www.worldofdepleted.com

5. Working on a couple shared storyworlds - TofR and Copper Rock - http://darkgamergirls.com/

anddddddddd lots more

Will try to get back into habit of typing out thoughts a bit more here, if nothing else to act as a sounding board and collecting point for wonderful ideas : )

viva la 2013

Friday, November 30, 2012

More on Niantic Project ARG/Narrative

Well, the google Niantic Project is going strong and seems to have more coming.  A lot has happened just in this last month of full on launch.  There was a massive shift in the ARG about half way into the month when Google released Ingress - www.ingress.com  it made a huge split and created a new wave of "players" many of these however were not interested in the ARG or backstory (some in chat have said that very thing) but just the Ingress video game app - it was fascinating to watch the IRC channel change from the puzzle solving and chatting to the new audience of gamers - there was such a difference... it was, odd and a definite people watching moment to see the shifts and changes.

It looks like this project has no signs of stopping, a second month timeline at www.nianticproject.com looks to be starting tomorrow.

Plus in this article - http://allthingsd.com/20121115/google-launches-ingress-a-worldwide-mobile-alternate-reality-game/  J. Hanke, the head of Niantic Labs - the department seeming to be behind this, or at least the PR face for this, mentions a long event.

I wanted to continue my community and fan based thread and thoughts and, i will get to that, but WOW a number of communities appeared overnight with the advent of the Ingress video game app element - there are dozens of groups.  Also, as the IRC and ARG puzzle solvers were overrun by the Ingress gamers, more wikis and google docs and other outlets have appeared, these are more one or two people, but are attempting to continue the puzzle solving.

There is so much going on with this project and event, people have been making art and similar by the 100s and 1000s to try and get invite codes to the Ingress game, have to admit, getting people to do something for the invites and especially creative art and similar is awesome.  Also, google is collecting a buttload of map data as people are taking pictures of local art, murals, science places and similar to try and get portals made. plus, they send in a map error when a portal is located wrong - what a way to do free data collection...

And I could go on, I need to, there is a lot to talk about and point out, but I am off to try and hack a portal.

Oh, for the record, for now, I joined the Enlightened side, even if it seems like the Shapers are not so nice.... ;)