MYSTERY SEARCH CONTINUES.
This is a video which was the trailhead for an alternate reality game called “This Is My Milwaukee”, which began in November of 2008 and ran into 2009, only to peter out into nothing. It was off-putting and quirky, and really did a good job of feeling real and legitimate, and never fully feeling like a game and more like a world to play around in. It was always vague, and we players never knew exactly what to do, but many, myself included, would call it their very favorite alternate reality game.
HERE COMES THE MYSTERY.
No one ever really knew what it was for, or more accurately, why it was made. Synydyne, the content collective responsible, is mysterious in itself, and though various attempts have been made by players to contact them about what happened to the game, none of them have ever been directly responded to. I mean, check them out at www.synydyne.com. The only other thing they’ve got their name on is an unsettling documentary about a small town witch school in rural Illinois.
A popular theory says that maybe they signed an NDA over the project, but simultaneously, contact has never fully been lost with the characters in the game, most notably Lipps Leroux on Facebook. Check her out. I’m her friend on there. Anyway, activity is slowly building, possibly towards nothing, but I’m still finding it difficult ONE, to stop myself from getting excited about it again, and TWO, to shake the feeling that I’m being studied or something.
CHECK IT OUT. LOSE AN AFTERNOON. YOU DON’T DO THAT MUCH IMPORTANT STUFF THAT YOU WOULD MIND MISSING IT FOR THIS. RA RA MYSTERIES.