What we're about

For people interested in Transmedia storytelling and creating participatory stories. That is, stories in which the audience plays an active role in some way.

It might be clicking a button, going to a real location or watching a video... It might be a Live Action Role Play game, a Secret Cinema screening or a piece of Immersive Theatre.

We are also running Project Dokree- a collaborative Alternate Reality Game project- https://discord.gg/8gRckAP

One of our strategies involves the use of two different groups to create some interesting experiences.

As a basic example one group can be actors and the other group players. The live action role play “Wing and a Prayer” does this well with the men playing RAF pilots who become characters for the women’s role in the WAAF aspect of the game- https://medium.com/@wildwinter/wing-and-a-prayer-stress-and-structure-827d0779f872

The framing device for these ARG projects is an “inception style” dream because it is a convenient way to bring multiple genres of narrative together and so we wanted to incorporate elements of the mystical and miraculous as dreams transcend the limitations of daily life so we also have a crossover between the Interactive Narrative group and the Mentalism group- https://www.meetup.com/MentalismUK/

One of the projects that has been developed as part of PD is A Ship is coming- a gamified approach to learning to lucid dream-

https://bit.ly/ASICep1

This functions as a treasure hunt and has been designed to help support small businesses and creators in the wake of Covid by directing the route through venues, events and online media of those groups and individuals.

If this interests you or you have a general interest in the role Mentalism and Hypnosis can play in developing astonishingly immersive Interactive Narrative then feel free to join the group.

If you have an interest in Narrative Design, role play or ARG’s, please get in touch if you would like to collaborate on any meet-up events as a platform for sharing your work and ideas.

In the meantime, look out for some fun events and meet-ups happening soon!

Upcoming events (4+)

A Ship is Coming: ARG

Needs a location

Project Dokree presents “A Ship is Coming”- an “Alternate Reality Game” designed to teach you how to have lucid dreams whilst you play.

(Lucid dreams are a special type of dream where you train yourself to recognise that you are dreaming in order to have total control over the experience).

Due to the pandemic the ARG had to go online and that meant it had to be redesigned. At the same time, Interactive Narratives and the meetup community as a whole was struggling due to the impact of lockdown.

Many small businesses and local creators started to find ways to work together in order to adapt to the changes and this was reflected in the redesign of our ARG. Instead of directing people to random locations around London in order to search for clues, we now direct people to search for clues via the online presence of local businesses and creators.

So for example, you solve a puzzle you find hidden in this Meetup group and it takes you to, say, a musician’s social media for his band where there is a new clue to find, which takes you the page of a local painter, and so on. Along the way you can stop off and enjoy the music or the paintings, perhaps deciding to make a purchase or two.

This ARG is free to play and can be played alone or as part of a group and it can be played according to your own pace.

Along the way there will be guides and clues to help you solve puzzles as you collect “Totems” and other objects, meet magical and mysterious characters and other hunters, as you are drawn into an immersive narrative like no other- because ultimately it takes you into your own mind and the final chapters of the story are experienced as part of a shared lucid dream experience.

A beginners entry point (rabbit hole) to episode 1 can be found here:

https://bit.ly/ASICep1

Playful Prefiguration: Gamified Buddhism

Needs a location

The year is 800BC and you are on a journey to a mystical land called Nibbana.

This is no ordinary journey though because it starts on top of a giant turning wheel called Samsara and if you lose focus on your goal you will fall off the wheel.

If you fall off you will be placed in time out, in a kind of dream called Bardo- also known as Limbo. But before you know it, BOOM, you are reborn, you will respawn back onto the wheel of life and death called Samsara and start your journey once again.

This is Buddhism but not as you know it. Spirituality doesn’t have to be a dry affair, it can be fun, it can be playful and these may even turn out to be more realistic approaches that have to power to improve our society.

It’s recommended that you play this game whenever you are out walking by yourself and you are in the mood. Alternatively as little as 8 minutes meditation per day can suffice to start experiencing the benefits.

Let us know when you are satisfied and ready to move on and if you find the idea of these games to be useful, then let us know and we will offer additional content for Samsara and provide details about the “Eightfold Path” and “Liberation” games that follow.

Commence your journey to Nibbana:

http://bit.ly/samsaraminigame

A Ship is Coming: ARG

Needs a location

Project Dokree presents “A Ship is Coming”- an “Alternate Reality Game” designed to teach you how to have lucid dreams whilst you play.

(Lucid dreams are a special type of dream where you train yourself to recognise that you are dreaming in order to have total control over the experience).

Due to the pandemic the ARG had to go online and that meant it had to be redesigned. At the same time, Interactive Narratives and the meetup community as a whole was struggling due to the impact of lockdown.

Many small businesses and local creators started to find ways to work together in order to adapt to the changes and this was reflected in the redesign of our ARG. Instead of directing people to random locations around London in order to search for clues, we now direct people to search for clues via the online presence of local businesses and creators.

So for example, you solve a puzzle you find hidden in this Meetup group and it takes you to, say, a musician’s social media for his band where there is a new clue to find, which takes you the page of a local painter, and so on. Along the way you can stop off and enjoy the music or the paintings, perhaps deciding to make a purchase or two.

This ARG is free to play and can be played alone or as part of a group and it can be played according to your own pace.

Along the way there will be guides and clues to help you solve puzzles as you collect “Totems” and other objects, meet magical and mysterious characters and other hunters, as you are drawn into an immersive narrative like no other- because ultimately it takes you into your own mind and the final chapters of the story are experienced as part of a shared lucid dream experience.

A beginners entry point (rabbit hole) to episode 1 can be found here:

https://bit.ly/ASICep1

Playful Prefiguration: Gamified Buddhism

Needs a location

The year is 800BC and you are on a journey to a mystical land called Nibbana.

This is no ordinary journey though because it starts on top of a giant turning wheel called Samsara and if you lose focus on your goal you will fall off the wheel.

If you fall off you will be placed in time out, in a kind of dream called Bardo- also known as Limbo. But before you know it, BOOM, you are reborn, you will respawn back onto the wheel of life and death called Samsara and start your journey once again.

This is Buddhism but not as you know it. Spirituality doesn’t have to be a dry affair, it can be fun, it can be playful and these may even turn out to be more realistic approaches that have to power to improve our society.

It’s recommended that you play this game whenever you are out walking by yourself and you are in the mood. Alternatively as little as 8 minutes meditation per day can suffice to start experiencing the benefits.

Let us know when you are satisfied and ready to move on and if you find the idea of these games to be useful, then let us know and we will offer additional content for Samsara and provide details about the “Eightfold Path” and “Liberation” games that follow.

Commence your journey to Nibbana:

http://bit.ly/samsaraminigame

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Gamification Workshop

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