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Rui Curado's Blog


Head of Zorean, an indie game developer shop, a spinoff of the more serious Isomeris.

We're good! And weird. To prove that, we'll be releasing WTF-type of games from now on. You know, those that leave you thinking how to play them in the first place.


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Posted by Rui Curado on Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:59:00 EDT in Design, Serious
Learn how a variant of Alternate Reality Games (ARG) can be designed. We could call it a Forensic Alternate Reality Game (FARG). We are currently applying this method at Zorean to develop the forensic adventure game Mark Lane's Logs: Project H.U.M.A.N..

Posted by Rui Curado on Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:25:00 EDT in Design, Serious
Are you a fan of the CSI or NCIS TV series? Imagine yourself working as a real digital forensic investigator, performing real-world investigation at home. Yes, for real. But how can you get that realistic experience with a computer game?

Rui Curado's Comments

Comment In: [News - 09/24/2013 - 02:52]

I did one of the ...

I did one of the first games in Portugal 's game scene: LABO was a PC DOS game I developed in 1990 for a contest from a Portuguese computer magazine called Spooler . I won the first prize with this game. This will be featured in a book being prepared ...

Comment In: [Feature - 07/19/2013 - 01:00]

An upcoming ARG: Mark Lane ...

An upcoming ARG: Mark Lane 's Logs: Project H.U.M.A.N. : r nand on Facebook : r n r nThe challenge is expected to launch on Q4 2013.

Comment In: [Blog - 06/19/2013 - 05:59]

Yes, we can call it ...

Yes, we can call it that. In this game, the treasures are the harder-to-find pieces of evidence.

Comment In: [Blog - 06/17/2013 - 12:00]

For those who like this ...

For those who like this type of challenge, we 're building a FARG Forensic Alternate Reality Game that will feature the same type of challenges we won 't go so hardcore as Valve did, though . r n r nFollow the game 's evolution at IndieDB: r n r ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/17/2013 - 11:29]

Jacob, I just published a ...

Jacob, I just published a blog entry here at Gamasutra that fits in what you wrote: World Digital Forensic Adventure A New Game Genre.php r n r nThe game we are developing completely breaks the current paradigm: playing in a limited, sandboxed reality. Our game brings gaming to the ...

Comment In: [News - 05/31/2013 - 01:03]

Our upcoming game, Mark Lane ...

Our upcoming game, Mark Lane 's Logs: Project H.U.M.A.N. , follows and expands on this genre. There is no game in the sense that there is no software to run to play the game. Instead, the game runs on the player 's brain as he progresses by finding evidence, connecting ...