The 5 Most Insane Alternate Reality Games
The game took off with a bang when, during the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con, people found "Jokerized" $1 bills that led them to whysoserious.com, a page advertising jobs for Joker henchmen. Those eager to be repeatedly punched by costumed vigilantes and/or murdered by their own boss were instructed to be at a certain spot near the convention center at 10:00 a.m. the next day. Upon going there at the allotted time, players discovered a phone number ... written in the sky. "Don't call that, dude -- it's probably Goatse." Calling the number prompted a recording of a whimpering man being forced to read instructions for what came next: a scavenger hunt. Via Batman.wikibruce.com But wait, why would the mob want to kill the Joker? One scavenger hunt told players to go out and take pictures of themselves dressed as the Joker while standing near a famous world monument, or to send the ones they already had, if they were lunatics. See what would happen if our lives were 24-hour games.