Monday, February 29, 2016

Augmented reality survival guide

New York Collapse: A Survival Guide to Urban Catastrophe is a new tie-in book for the upcoming first person shooter Tom Clancy’s The Division.

On one level, the book is simply a guide to surviving in an urban city if a catastrophe knocks out vital services (how to pack a survival bag, how to trap game in Central Park, which floors are the safest in a high-rise). But the conceit of this book is that a character from the video game has found it, is utilizing it to survive in New York City after it has been ravaged by weaponized small pox, and is documenting her experiences in the margins:

The book is by the same people who put out JJ Abrams' augmented reality novel S. New York collapse is $15 at Amazon. And they're giving away an Xbox One and other prizes at the companion page.