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  • Paperback: 395 pages
  • Publisher: Lulu.com; First edition. edition (June 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1411625951
  • ISBN-13: 978-1411625952
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,048,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I enjoyed reading this book, even though I did not learn much from reading it, since I was already familiar with AR technology. This is a good introduction to AR and its possibilities. If you are not much into post-modernism or post-post-modernism and think reality is static and unchanging, beware...this book will challenge your assumptions!
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This is an insider's look at the early days of alternate reality gaming, as the author apparently was a major creative force behind many of the ARGs of the early to mid 2000s. He does a good job of chronicling the notable highs and lows of the first waves of the genre, as someone who saw most of it unfold. Because it's now a decade old, and the ARG 'phenomenon' still seems like it's finding it's way, the book does feel dated, and the sample ARG he created as a companion to the book (in Appendix G) is no longer functioning (likely because the author died in 2008). Szulborski's writing is generally good but just a bit informal or amateurish in places for me, in part because of his obvious love for the genre and belief in its potential - this is not a dispassionate view of ARGs as a medium. However, I still found it a solid and useful introduction to the genre.
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This is Not a Game is an interesting take on the ARG/Transmedia genre's early years (1999-2005ish) from the perspective of a player turned independent ARG designer. While not exactly encyclopedic and covering every game from that time period, it does a good job of looking at the early foundations and some of the big names as well as their aftermath and a case study of a couple indie-games that came afterwards. Its a great into to people new to the genre, that may have missed The Beast, Majestic, and any others from that time period.
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