Frequently Asked Questions about THE DESCENDANT
What's an ARG?
An Alternate Reality Game is an online game, usually in the form of a mystery or puzzle-based STORY which unfolds over time. THE DESCENDANT played live during March 2009. Now you can piece together all pieces to solve the mystery.
How do you play?
There's a central mystery to be solved.It's like a treasure hunt, following a trail of clues across the Web. You can pick up clues all over the Websites in the game. BUT! To understand all the clues you need to understand the STORY.
Do I need to have read any Joshua Files books to join this game?
At least one clue has been hidden by JOSH in his blog posts in ICE SHOCK (as published by Scholastic Children's Books UK). So to solve that clue you will need to have access to a copy of ICE SHOCK, yes. But if you don't happen to own one and can't borrow one from the library, you can always ask for help on the forum at themgharris.com
So...what ARE the clues?
A clue could be a password to a website where you can find more of the story. The clue might appear in code somewhere...or it might be right in front of your eyes.
How do I get started?
Watch this video http://tr.im/youtubeclue to find the first clue - it's a website address, the video blog of a friend of Josh.
I can't find the address of Gabi's blog? Now what?
Look at this blog whereisgabibeltran.blogspot.com
I haven't got time to find all the clues...is there a walkthrough?
Yes, some players posted a walkthrough here: http://tr.im/argwalkthrough
How long does it take?
There are about 6 hours of total gameplay, watching videos, reading blog posts, solving puzzles and looking for clues on websites. It's at your own pace.
Is this game still live in any way?
There's a rumour that a few players have received emails recently from Gabi and Josh. Josh's room in Habbo Hotel is still there...who knows, maybe Josh will be back one day?