Thomas Koff
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Keepers of the Constants

The Keepers of the Constants is alternate reality game(ARG) developed for an immersive theatrical gathering hosted by Take3 Presents in June 2017. It was a game that layered on top of the weekend to encourage the 1,000+ attendees to interact with the various art projects, drive the narrative, and give them a mission (should they choose to accept it.) The booklet explained the different challenges, kept track of your progress and ended up being memorable artifact from the weekend.

The weekend was woven around a central plotline: a known conspiracy theorist had predicted that a giant pie was hurtling through space and set to hit the earth that Saturday night. His theory was confirmed by a respected baker and everyone on the premises was trying to figure out how to prevent the coming armageddon… (Pi)e2K. The Keepers, having saved the world many times over, were prepared to step up and do their duty—but their numbers had dwindled and they needed recruits. However, they don’t just take anyone—you have to prove your worth by solving a series of challenges.

So the book functioned as a cryptic recruiting device. There were five challenges: some easy, others more complex and requiring you to explore the art and grounds and solve a variety of puzzles along the way. The final challenge was the induction ceremony. Only the most devout were able to uncover the time and location of this secret ritual.

This project was a collaboration with Jenna Steely.