Steve Peters

Experience Design

New ARG Novel: "This Is Not a Game"

Maureen McHugh tells me that Walter Jon Williams is coming out with a new novel based around Alternate Reality Games: This Is Not a Game (amazing to see that phrase continuing to get so much mileage after showing up in a certain movie trailer in 2001, heh).

For those of you who don’t know him, Williams is a fantastic, Hugo Award-winning sci-fi writer, who was also one of the writers for Last Call Poker (in fact he wrote pretty extensively about that experience here).

Anyway, this new novel is touted to be a thriller, so I’m pretty pumped about getting my hands on it once it’s released (2009), especially with Walter Jon’s unique experience actually writing an ARG.

If you want to check out some of Williams’ work, download a free excerpt from his latest novel, Implied Spaces.