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Q: Immersive video games ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Immersive video games
Category: Computers > Games
Asked by: jhabley-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 24 Mar 2004 10:40 PST
Expires: 23 Apr 2004 11:40 PDT
Question ID: 320025
A while back, EA (Electronic Arts) made a game that was very immersive
in the player's REAL life -- somewhat similar to the movie "The Game",
the game would call, fax, email, and instant-message the player over a
period of a couple of months.  I'm looking for (a) the name of that
game, and (b) articles about any other immersive games similar to
CURRENTLY in operation.
Subject: Re: Immersive video games
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 24 Mar 2004 13:00 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi jhabley,

The game you remember is called Majestic. The following are some
descriptions of the game:

"Majestic is an exclusive online entertainment experience that places
players in the center of a grand, sinister conspiracy, an unfolding
mystery-adventure where the line between reality and fantasy is
quickly blurred."
"Majestic delivers its engrossing, cutting-edge experience through
familiar devices such as the user's web browser, AOL's Instant
Messenger service, e-mail, the telephone and fax. Using these tools
the player is placed at the center of his or her own intricate
mystery, suspense thriller. The Majestic player assumes the leading
role, interacting with other characters, uncovering clues, solving
puzzles, searching for answers, resolving challenges, all which
engages the player and drives the plot forward. "

Game revolution: Majestic

"...Majestic makes you the star of a thriller that unfolds around you
-- and not just when you're seated at your PC. The game's characters
will call you on your telephone, send you faxes and e-mail, or summon
you via AOL Instant Messaging. It's up to you to advance the story by
solving puzzles using the clues you get in various media..."


Below I have compiled a list of articles about other immersive games. 

-PDF file-
Avant Game: A Real Little Game MCGONIGAL%20A%20Real%20Little%20Game%20DiGRA%202003.pdf 

-PDF file-
This is Not a Game

Join-theDots: digital immersion

Dan Hon: The curse of massively multiplayer immersive games

Impact Wrestling: Stanford conference puts games under the spotlight

CNet News: Online game makers seek key to profits

Wired News: Talk Your Way Out of Trouble,2101,62672,00.html?tw=wn_story_related

Search criteria:
EA game player's "real life" 
EA game "real life" player IM fax
"video game" similar majestic
"immersive games" Majestic
"immersive games"
"immersive game"

I hope this helps. If you have any questions regarding my answer
please don't hesitate to ask before rating it.

Best regards,
jhabley-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Immersive video games
From: bdc-ga on 03 Apr 2004 01:44 PST
Unfortunately Majestic fell on its face.
Subject: Re: Immersive video games
From: prettyfly22-ga on 06 Apr 2004 23:51 PDT
you can also check , , and 
for news and information on immersive games

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