My name is Drew Klopfer. I'm a 23-year-old artist in Los Angeles. I was an avid writer on Ficly when I was younger and now I'm trying to get back into it.
The text you are reading comes from another world layered on top of the reality you currently experience. We call this other world the Escape World®. Your presence has been requested to come to the Escape World in celebration of Harry's 25th Birthday Party on February 9th at 8pm.
The Escape World takes its inspiration from some of the trending escape room experiences that have been popping up across the US with one major difference: when you enter the Escape World, you are entering an augmented reality experience that encompasses the globe. You can travel across continents and still be in the Escape World.
Are you ready to challenge your intellect, solve complex puzzles, face your fears and see if you have what it takes to escape and return to reality?
We hope so.
No prequels yet. Why not write one?
No sequels yet. Why not write one?
Comments (4 so far!)
Are you thinking teams of strangers (like Survivor), individual challenges, or familial groups or partners (like Amazing Race)? Obviously to augment reality, you need a studio to produce places. Have you seen that place in Santa Fe where artists turned an old bowling alley into a fantasy interactive art exhibit?? I picture something like that.
- #1853 Posted 6 years ago
I'm thinking a group of friends that know each other well sign up for this experience that's still in testing. And I'm thinking augmented reality more like Pokemon Go, Total Recall or Black Mirror where an implant or device allows the participants to perceive things that aren't real on top of reality.
So, for instance, wherever they go they could see people that aren't real that no one else sees that try to harm them or that give them clues or something crazy. Still trying to develop a story...
- #1858 Posted 6 years ago
I saw a documentary called the Institute which I think you would find interesting. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be on Netflix anymore but I bet it's out there somewhere. Most ARGs use the framework of the game (puzzles and clues) to tell a story. Even if you were using the framework to, I don't know let's say create freedom fighter cells against a tyrannical government, the people involved would probably need to follow the fiction of the story they were in. If that makes sense.
- #1859 Posted 6 years ago
- Published 6 years ago.
- Story viewed 9 times and rated 0 times.
All stories on Ficlatté are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. What does this mean?
I'm thinking of developing this into either a book or a tv pilot. Let me know if you have any tips or ideas :)