The game still hasn’t launched, but the hype machine is in full swing. Among other things, see how Keith from Mind-Quest dodges the inevitable Majestic comparison. It seems that Terraquest isn’t really targeting the ARG community. To quote Keith, “We as a company will not promote or host either chat rooms or bulletin boards, and the main reason why is that we have to maintain a neutral position in this - you can’t give anyone an advantage at any point in time. We don’t recommend using them because of the simple fact that you are competing against the same people you are going to be talking to - and in that scenario who do you trust? Is the information you get going to be accurate?”
I’m thinking Keith is going to be in for a surprise.
The game will be played through the LARS interface and includes zoomable still shots from multiple angles, WAV audio files, video and webcam shots (presumably live video??) and 3D shots that can be rotated and examined in detail.
If the article or the Terraquest website [www.terraquest1.com] convince you to play, you can register right away. Game play is expected to begin any time.
Get the entire interview at http://www.gamespydaily.com/news/fullstory.asp?id=4343 GameSpyDaily.