Alternate Reality Games, or ARGs, are interactive storytelling devices that make use of the real-world interaction devices and media to add realism in order to help tell a story, which may be altered by 'participant' action. Well-known ARGs are include Halo's I Love Bees , A.I.'s The Beast, The Blair Witch Project, The Potatofools ARG, Team Fortress 2 Update ARGs and Cloverfield's internet campaign.
In the Slenderman universe, videomakers use their series' YouTube channels as a way for interaction. These series are referred to as ARGs. The use of Twitter accounts, mail, and Ustream is also included in Slenderman ARGs. EverymanHYBRID is the most active in using other-than-Youtube mediums and fan interaction.
Actions within the ARG narrative are referred to as IG, or In Game. Following the popularity of MarbleHornets, many Slenderblogs were created- that is, blog-based ARGs or narratives. A list of those can be found on the Slenderblog page.
Most ARG's pose complete ignorance to the pop-culture or internet awareness of Slender Man , not even aware that such a being is so widely researched. As such, many ARG characters refer to Slender Man as simply "That Man" or "That Thing". Few ARGs reveal having previous knowledge of Slender Man. Those that do are usually because of pop-culture references and will refer to him as Slender Man accordingly.
Many, if not ALL of typical ARG's are not actually ARG's, but rather ARE's (Alternate Reality Experiences). As the mythos has grown, most users have mistaken ARE's and Vlogs for ARG's, and as such a user might not be able identifiy the difference.
NOTE: USERS MAY POST THE NAME OF THEIR ARG AND A SHORT PARAGRAPH DESCRIPTION CONTAINING UP TO 5 SENTENCES AND NO MORE THAN 200 WORDS.
ARG NAMES MUST ALSO HAVE A VALID LINK TO A YOUTUBE CHANNEL OR YOUTUBE VIDEO INVOLVED WITH THE ARG LISTED. NO ARG'S MAY BE LINKED TO PAGES ON THE WIKI OUTSIDE OF THE TOP ARG'S.
Series with more than 100,000 views
- Paranormal Investigations
- Willow Addler
- Akoolstick (Collection of The Seven Trials of HABIT videos)
- MyDarkJournal (//91)
Series with 50,000 - 100,000 views
Under 50,000 views
- TheAbruption (Vlog-based. A boy who suffers from a mild case of The Sickness)
- Stalkerofthewoods (A boy finds strange footage on his camera.)
- WhisperedFaith (Vlog that focuses on the Rake.)
- R01Kile, TheArurker
- Memorysearcher Lore Keepers
- Denmarlens S.F.S.
- Crimson Leaves
- Right Angled Cosmos
- Welcome to The Black Court (Non-vlog, interactive puzzle and challenged-based ARG)
- The Slender Sightings
- One Bad Dream
- Coyoteisawesome (Contains Proxy Q&A sessions.)
- Half Bound
- Weeping Thorns
- It's the Boogeyman. No big deal.
- The Tapes: First four videos are on this channel, and this channel contains the others.
- The Abbey Diares
- Octarine Night
- Osiris Chronicles
- We Must Collect/ CONNNOR
- anonlypuppet, Fall Black Star
- The Tupla Effect
- Where Everything Is Backwards
- The Severed Gardener
- Vile's Gameboard
- Firehawk4000 (Series begins on Firehawk vs. The Missing Friend - Episode 8.)
- X Mandelbrot
- ProyectoFinal12 (The first known Slendervlog from Venezuela)
- LongDarkness333 TheForseers
- CMEprime (Focuses on other fears from the Ark not just Slender Man)
- huntzilla24 (Mostly contains proxies as Slender Man pops up once in a while)
- Ignika Maska (French ARG)
- John's Logs
- StanFrederickBTS (Plot ends, Twitter still active. DVD will be available. Though there are no official entries by the creator, his story is starting to connect with ICANSEETHEGIANT and BrokenBranches117)
Listed ARG's that are deactivated or have terminated accounts (at least 6 months inactivity)
- TJAProjects (Unknown status.)
- Sim Saga
- CloverinChicago(Supposedly ended.)
- Oracle (Apart of the MDJ universe) (Unknown status.)
- TheBoneCreekStory (Apart from the MDJ universe, ended.)
- MakingNewMemoriesAS (Same main character of TJAProjects. Some new twist going on?)
- TruthSeekers1234 (Ended quickly and YouTube channel closed. Link missing.)
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