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HoboKin, an ARG based on homelessness and poverty

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip A. Batz Apr 27, 2013. 25 Replies

I am a homeless man.After reading Reality is Broken I began formulating a game called HoboKin, an ARG based on the experience of homelessness and poverty. So far I have designed 9 Achievements and…Continue

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Phillip A. Batz replied to Mac McGill's discussion HoboKin, an ARG based on homelessness and poverty
"Mac, I live in a very similar situation, but my social support network is a little more developed. I hate to be a jerk about this, but much of my small but increasing success comes from an abundance of self-promotion, and not a little publicity,…"
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Scott Jacobson replied to Mac McGill's discussion HoboKin, an ARG based on homelessness and poverty
"Thanks for judging Mac! The video results feedback is priceless. The kids are gonna love watching it at the awards party tomorrow!  http://jnoodle.com/homeless/"
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Scott Jacobson replied to Mac McGill's discussion HoboKin, an ARG based on homelessness and poverty
"My students are starting to make Hobokin mini-games for Mac McGill's Hobokin project :) http://jnoodle.com/lcgcbb/viewforum.php?f=79"
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"Gearing up my students to create mini-games for your Hobokin...http://jnoodle.com/lcgcbb/viewforum.php?f=79"
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"I definitely appreciate your reply. However, I do have to take exception with one thing you've said which is that "when it becomes dangerous, it is no longer a game." How many football injuries are there every year? Even at the high…"
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Pnet replied to Mac McGill's discussion HoboKin, an ARG based on homelessness and poverty
"Hey Mac! I've also been playing with an ARG idea involving the homeless, but mine looks at it from a different angle. Like you, I have limited internet time so I will do a full posting of my ideas (which aren't nearly as complete as yours…"
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HoboKin, an ARG based on homelessness and poverty

Posted on August 4, 2012 at 5:15pm 2 Comments

I am a homeless man.

After reading Reality is Broken I began formulating a game called HoboKin, an ARG based on the experience of homelessness and poverty. So far I have designed 9 Achievements and about 35 quests, all designed to raise awareness of homeless and to create empathy with the impoverished. I believe the game has even more potential than that however.

What I do not know how to do is to create a website whereby people could communicate, post links to…

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