Waking Wakefield is an Alternate Reality Game that has been designed to enable players with a wide age range to explore issues relating to the climate crisis, and to discover ways in which they can help. The ARG is appropriate for all ages, but younger children will need help and support.
Waking Wakefield is played by responding to the climate quests that the fae issue. Players respond by:
Each form has a space for players to include an email address. Including an email address will enable the points-system to work. This results in unlocking achievements, earning badges and levelling up. Each unlocked challenge and level also reveals notes from the characters and more of the story. This feature exists to engage players more and reward them for their efforts. Email addresses remain private.
Players do not need to include an email address to join in. However, not including an email means that the points-system cannot work for that player, and achievements, levels and story elements cannot be accessed.
When players complete and submit a climate-quest-form, it awaits administrative approval before being published on the Waking page.
Publishing player posts here further rewards players by highlighting their efforts. Players can also see one another’s progress on the Waking page and comment on it. This helps to build a sense of community and shared knowledge that can continually be accessed.
Player email addresses remain private.