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Vanished Recap featured in ARGNet and Wired Online

Alex Calhoun of ARGNet, who provided a sneak preview of Vanished before its spring 2011 run has now written up a post-mortem/recap of our completed curated game.  For those of you who didn’t get a chance to follow along as our players saved a future Earth from certain destruction with science, we recommend you check out Mr. Calhoun’s article, which was also linked from Wired Magazine’s Decode blog.

Vanished

Vanished is a "curated game," a format derived from alternate reality games (ARGs) for museums, being developed by Education Arcade for the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C., with NSF funding. The game ran from April 4 through May 22 2011, and targeted middle school age kids in informal settings like afterschool programs.