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The SimuLife Diaries: a four-day immersive story adventure

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During this year’s South by Southwest Festival, The Verge’s Bryan Bishop was invited to take part in a SimuLife: a four-day interactive story experience that obliterates the line between fiction and reality. Designed by the Austin-based think tank Interactive Deep Dive, in collaboration with the immersive studio Meow Wolf, the experience avoids websites and screens. Instead, the participants interact with the story and characters as part of their daily life. Think of it like David Fincher’s The Game, only real — and with a sci-fi premise.

Here, we’ve collected all of the ongoing story chapters for The SimuLife Diaries, as well as interviews and behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the experience. Buckle up: this is going to get weird.