Monthly Archives / August 2011

A Web Narrative Manifesto

Overview In this article I will be explicating and assessing the real-time web-narrative The Bureau from two perspectives: Concept and Gameplay. Prior to plunging into those subheadings, however, I would like to preface this essay with a few remarks on my theoretical bent. Firstly, much of my current research follows from the McLuhanist principle that an […]

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The Bureau: A Real-Time Mystery

To recap: The Bureau is an interactive web-based narrative told in real-time over 5 weeks. It’s part blog, part video game set against a series of gruesome murders in a small Washington town. Followers of The Bureau engage with the devices and materials on the desk of Agent Michael Kim, the lead investigator assigned to the […]

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