Today while visiting another blog, I saw this banner ad, so I clicked on it, where I found this great new and mysterious website called i am blind which began as an Alternative Reality Game (ARG) and started at ARGN.com. This site started as a place for public interaction and forum about the film “Blindness”. ARG users interact with each other and the game by sharing information, clues and photos with each other.
The movie Blindness opened on October 3rd in the United States and is based on the novel of the same name written by Nobel Prize Winner, Jose’ Saramago. This story is about a city that is plagued by an epidemic of a mysterious milky-white blindness. As it spreads, so does panic and paranoia across the city. The victims of the “White Sickness” are all put into an abandoned mental asylum where all their lives are turned upside down. These themes are addressed in the website where people from all over the world have started working together in creative ways to solve clues and share information about the game element. If you’ve seen the movie or read the book”Blindness”, then this is a great site for you. If you haven’t seen it yet, then this is a great movie to go and see.