Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Psychoville ARG

I love the new alternate reality game for the BBC show Psychoville. Psychoville is a comedy horror series, written by and starring Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, two of the creators of The League of Gentlemen.

The game revolves around the email inbox on the official site, here. Each week an email asks you a question, the answer to which can be found by a few web searches. Along the way you come across some of the fake sites that they've set up to accompany the series, for example this one for Midget Gems, a company specialising in dwarf porn (my keyword referrals are going to be a bit strange from now on...). They've clearly done a lot of work on this, and it's great fun.

On a connected theme, the third part of Stephen Fry's The Dongle of Donald Trefusis has now come out on iTunes, and in that Fry has set a very involved riddle for people to solve. It's too involved to explain here, but for starters, The Chicken Chaser is Chico Marx, and Film 1 is A Day At The Races.

A far fuller analysis (& most of the answers) can be found here.

See also - Stephen Fry's Dongle, Part 2

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