Alternate Reality Game
An alternate reality game, or ARG, is a type of media that blends real life into the fictional game world, making use of real world tools and information. Because The Secret World has a modern setting, it is a way to enhance the lore and storytelling features of the game.
Many of the ARGs began when someone got in touch with the community and asked for help for solving a riddle or by providing clues through messages leading to websites, videos, or images. A variety of people, groups, and secret societies have been introduced, some of them appear in The Secret World; ARG participants.
This is a chronologic list of the ARGs the TSW community has been involved in pre-release. A timeline with a brief description and a map of interactions is available.
|Dark Days Are Coming||May 2007|
|The Photo||May 2007|
|They Are Coming Back||April 2009|
|Code Name: Wagtail||April 2009|
|Two Lines Twine||May 2009|
|Inside the Box||May 2009|
|At the Door||June 2009|
|Something in the Static||September 2009|
|The Dark Places||January 2010|
|The Fool's Journey||January 2011|
|Gather the Pieces||August 2011|
|Council of Venice Systems Malfunction||August 2011|
|The Fool's Journey, Act 2||November 2011|
|A New Mission Begins||May 2012|
This is a chronologic list of the ARGs the TSW community has been involved in post-release. A timeline with a brief description and a map of interactions is available.
|End Of Days||December 2012|
|The Conductor||March 2015|
|Solomon's Seals||February 2016|
A list of ARG events created and run by fans from the community, in chronological order. See fan ARG rules for more information.
|A Friend's Gift||March 27, 2012|