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September 29, 2020 3:08 PM   Subscribe

Mesmer and Braid is a classic ARG promoting the new Myst-like puzzle game HoloVista (iOS), in which players become a young artist documenting โ€œan opulent building on orders from a mysterious architecture firmโ€ฆ[where] the house is getting to know you too, better than you know yourself.โ€ The ARG, which only just concluded, blew up on TikTok and was documented on a Guide, Reddit, and Discord.
posted by adrianhon (9 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I realise this comes across as being a bit promotional but if you're curious about ARGs, this is an interesting one to look at. Also, Holovista is a fascinating game that feels very much up Metafilter's alley. It's launching tomorrow!
posted by adrianhon at 3:11 PM on September 29, 2020

Vaporwave: the game.
posted by grumpybear69 at 3:33 PM on September 29, 2020 [1 favorite]

If you gaze long into the ๐“ช ๐“ฎ ๐“ผ ๐“ฝ ๐“ฑ ๐“ฎ ๐“ฝ ๐“ฒ ๐“ฌ, the ๐“ช ๐“ฎ ๐“ผ ๐“ฝ ๐“ฑ ๐“ฎ ๐“ฝ ๐“ฒ ๐“ฌ gazes also into you.
posted by ZaphodB at 4:15 PM on September 29, 2020 [2 favorites]

I'd have to go back and check, but it feels like ARGs mostly get posted to the blue after they are completed, instead of while they are running. I wouldn't mind participating in one again.
posted by Chrysopoeia at 5:42 PM on September 29, 2020

It completed a few hours before I posted ;)
posted by adrianhon at 11:53 PM on September 29, 2020

I just realised you meant you wished it was posted earlier, whoops โ€“ will keep an eye out for future live ARGs!
posted by adrianhon at 1:06 AM on September 30, 2020

Am I being daft, or is there not a way to actually work out how to play the new game?? Do I need to download from google play store - doesn't show up in search?
posted by sedimentary_deer at 2:07 AM on September 30, 2020

I can confirm the game isn't visible to me in the iOS appstore yet either, likely scheduled to launch sometime later in the day.

On a tangential note, if you're into the aesthetics of this, I just finished playing another (PC) game that has also been described as "Vaporwave: the game".
posted by Nutri-Matic Drinks Synthesizer at 4:32 AM on September 30, 2020

It is out now and costs $4.99 USD!
posted by adrianhon at 9:22 AM on September 30, 2020

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