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August 14, 2008 11:55 AM   Subscribe

Superstruct: An alternate reality game of future survival from the woman who brought you I Love Bees. Starting soon.
posted by klangklangston (10 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I couldn't possibly care less about Halo, etc., but something here or at Wired had me reading a lot of (the previously completely unknown to me) Jane McGonigal's writings the other day, and I think it is safe to say I now lurrrve her. Jesus. It's like Allegra Geller in real life. (Or...you know.)
posted by kittens for breakfast at 12:08 PM on August 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


The LHC is going to render all this "future" talk obsolete.

In the meantime, wow what a lot of long comments are already up there - are these all going to be incorporated or even read? As a "game", this thing seems a bit loose-y goose-y to me.
posted by Mister_A at 12:10 PM on August 14, 2008


it looks like all those comments already on there are starters written by Ms. McGonigal, either for inspiration, canonical background or both. I'm not sure I see what shape this is supposed to take, in terms of user participation and interactivity. anyone got any more info?
posted by shmegegge at 12:24 PM on August 14, 2008


I don't even have time for one reality, let alone a list of alternates.
posted by DU at 12:32 PM on August 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


also, what's this about living with holograms? this takes place a whopping 11 years in the future, right? I don't like the idea of this game pretending to be some sort of predictive opportunity when the founder of said game is predicting holograms in 11 years. Maybe next it'll be hover cars and robot sex slaves.
posted by shmegegge at 12:37 PM on August 14, 2008


Super-threats are massively disrupting global society as we know it. There’s an entire generation of homeless people worldwide, as the number of climate refugees tops 250 million. Entrepreneurial chaos and “the axis of biofuel” wreak havoc in the alternative fuel industry. Carbon quotas plummet as food shortages mount. The existing structures of human civilization—from families and language to corporate society and technological infrastructures—just aren’t enough. We need a new set of superstructures to rise above, to take humans to the next stage.

Hm. My favorite MMORPG is still Outside.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:44 PM on August 14, 2008


"also, what's this about living with holograms? this takes place a whopping 11 years in the future, right? I don't like the idea of this game pretending to be some sort of predictive opportunity when the founder of said game is predicting holograms in 11 years. Maybe next it'll be hover cars and robot sex slaves."

With those new negative-angle refractors (see early invisibility cloak posts), one of the things they mentioned was being able to project a three-dimensional image above the screen. From there, it's just a matter of software.
posted by klangklangston at 12:55 PM on August 14, 2008


Hm. My favorite MMORPG is still Outside.

You mean this?
posted by shakespeherian at 2:04 PM on August 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Supplementary reading material FTW.
posted by nudar at 4:16 PM on August 14, 2008


You mean this?

Thanks for the new favorite!
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 4:21 PM on August 14, 2008


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