Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog often ask me why I make so many references to ARGs (Alternate Reality Games) and feature tie-ins to some of them in my blog posts. It’s because they are a terrific example of modern day myths relayed through technology.
The effort that some creators put into building their world and the effort taken by their audience to solve the ARG’s mysteries make the experience so interactive it’s fascinating to watch unfold … when they’re done well.
As always, my hat’s off to Night Mind, who is in my opinion the best internet detective when it comes to horror ARGs. The video below features the ultimate example of this niche artform.
It’s Night Mind’s magnum opus: Jack Torrance: Fully Explained. (NOT the character from The Shining.) You’ll see why I find ARGs so addictive. Please subscribe to Night Mind’s channel, too. He deserves a lot of love.
12 responses to “NIGHT MIND AND THE ULTIMATE ARG: JACK TORRANCE”
Fascinating! A world I know little about. Thank you for following my blog.
No problem at all! Thanks for the comment!
This was way too scary for me!
Night Mind was taking his life in his hands by going there to investigate this.
Conceivably I guess.
Was he crazy going there like that?
I’m afraid I don’t know.
ARGs just confuse me.
He took a foolish risk.