Modesto 2034: GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE
Journey to the future of Modesto, California with one of the players of a transmedia alternate reality game. This documentary of a choose-your-adventure style game leads our player throughout downtown Modesto, California, as he creates his own path through the story line, trying to find his estranged brother. Uncovering clues and reflecting upon what the future of the city could be, our player explores his own moral character as he exposes or protects his brother from the Enforcers.
This video is based upon a real location based choose-your-adventure style alternate reality game set in the year 2034. During gameplay, our player uncovers actual clues located throughout downtown. Each clue reveals the next section of the story, told through video, animations, phone messages, and event pamphlets.
Participants earn virtual rewards through location specific challenges. These challenges center around Modesto’s quality of life issues that could be addressed in the near future, such as the creation of green spaces, support for locally owned businesses, and easier access to the transportation center in downtown.
The game play session was coordinated with the 2014 Modesto International Architecture festival. You can play the game here: Modesto 2034: Augmented Reality Game. *Project link will work on smartphones, or Chrome.
Watch the movie – Modesto 2034: Glimpses of the Future.