There are several great lists of resources for transmedia folk out there. I’d also suggest Transmedia Resources, ARGology’s ARG Design Links, and Christy Dena’s archive. If you know of something that I should absolutely be linking here – please let me know!
ARG News & Commentary
- ARG Netcast
The ARG Netcast is a weekly show covering all things Transmedia Entertainment and Alternate Reality Gaming. Each week, we discuss recent events, current campaigns and interview special guests.
The Alternate Reality Gaming Network is the largest and most complete news resource available for players of online collaborative Alternate Reality Games.
- Movie Viral
MovieViral.com is a site dedicated to providing you with the best news and analysis on viral and ARG campaigns for films and other forms of entertainment.
- You Suck at Transmedia
A new site that promises to (or hopes to) gather passionate and well-considered writings on transmedia decisions that never, sometimes, and always work
- Art of the Heist
- Beta 7
- Code of Conviction
Jim Miller / Miramontes
- Hope is Missing / Head Trauma
- The Threshold
Juxt Interactive, No Mimes Media
- True Blood
- Why So Serious
- Year Zero
Charts & Diagrams
- ARG Design Charts
Christy Dena’s collection of design charts from various projects including: The Beast, Legend of the Sacred Urns, Metacortechs, and Perplex City
- Gary Hayes Social Emerging Media Diagrams
A range of charts created by Gary Hayes across games, social networks, cross-media, broadband services, virtual worlds. Used in various presentations already and all marked as creative commons – attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
- Transmedia Documentation
Robert Pratten’s approach to documenting the flow of a transmedia project.
Communities, Forums, & Mailing Lists
- ARG Discuss – the mailing list of the IGDA ARG SIG
A mailing list for those n interest in ARGs – e.g. their potential, the design and development processes, etc. Potential ARG developers are especially welcome, as are players interested in the theory and practical challenges of running an ARG.
- argResearch — Cross-Platform Researcher & Educator Discussion List
This list is for academic & industry researchers and educators to discuss transmedia storytelling, cross-sited narrative, distributed narratives, polymorphic fictions, cross-platform, cross-media, 360 entertainment, games and storytelling & market
- unfiction unforums
The forums at unfiction.com – the largest online community devoted to playing alternate reality games (with some decent “meta discussion” as well)
ARGFest is an annual community-driven conference and game festival centered around Alternate Reality Gaming & Transmedia Storytelling.
- DIY Days
DIY DAYS is a roving conference series for those who create – a division of the WorkBook Project an open creative network
- Future of Entertainment
Hosted by the Convergence Culture Consortium at MIT, Futures of Entertainment brings together scholars and key thinkers from television, advertising, marketing, and entertainment industries to discuss the unfolding future of the entertainment landscape.
- Power to the Pixel
Since its inception in 2007, Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum has gained a world-class reputation for bringing together the leading international innovators and pioneers who are changing the way films are being created, financed and are reaching a
- Alternate Reality Games and Perplex City Season 2
Adrain Hon’s talk at Google about Perplex City and alternate reality gaming (March, 2007)
- ARGs and Women: Moving Beyond the Hot Brunette
Andrea Phillips’ slides from her SXSW presentation on women and alternate reality gaming (March, 2010)
- Bard 5.0: The Evolution of Storytelling
Sean Stewart’s fantastic presentation on storytelling at TEDxEdmonton (March, 2010)
- Gaming can make a better world
Jane McGonigal’s talk at Ted about how reality is broken and games can fix it.
- Revenge of the Origami Unicorn: Five Key Principles of Transmedia Entertainment
Henry Jenkins’ Keynote speech at Futures of Entertainment 4 (November, 2009)
- The Evolution of Storytelling
Elan Lee’s amazing talk at TEDxSeattle (April, 2010)
- The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Cross-Media
Christy Dena’s slide presentation during DIY DAYs (July, 2008)
- Transmedia & Advertising
Ivan Askwith’s slides from his presentation at Transmedia: The Story To Sell (June, 2009)
- We Told Stories – what Six to Start did with Penguin, and what we're doing next
Adrian & Dan Hon talking about We Tell Stories at Google (July, 2008)
- ARG Stats
Christy Dena’s collection of stats on various alternate reality games
- IGDA ARG SIG Demographic & Salary Salary
Tools for Transmedia Design & Production
- Content management and delivery tools for indie ARG producers
Jeff Watson’s list of freely available tools & resources for a more DIY approach (some great stuff for the indie creators out there!)
- Cross-Media Management Technologies
Christy Dena’s list of tools you can use to deliver and manage your content across media platforms.