Inside The Mystery

project developed with Andreas Hesse and Hung-Lin Hsu (Jason) at CIID Pilot year 2008
faculty: Massimo Banzi, Gwendolyn Floyd, David A. Mellis
specific role: storytelling, physical prototypes and electronics

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What is it?
Inside the Mystery is an alternative reality game inspired by scavenger hunts and alternate reality games. Inside the Mystery blends the digital, physical, analogue and interactive, to create a game that you solve by connecting the dots between clues, objects, and actions.

How does it work?
The game starts out with a sheet of paper. This first clue leads you to the path right into a mysterious story. Many more clues displayed by numerous physical/electronic devices, follow. Only if you correctly answer these clues will you be able to solve this mystery. We worked with the interaction through physical, electronic objects spread within two rooms. We connected doors, an old radio, a printer and a web site through the use of the Arduino board to give clues to solve this short (but scary) Halloween mystery.

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