Game Detectives Academy

Alternate reality games often rely on the players having a degree of technical knowledge. The Game Detectives Academy is a free, interactive way to learn some of the concepts that frequently appear in ARGs. Each course in the Academy focuses on a different concept, and more courses are being added over time. All the courses are fairly short, and they reward you with a badge on your profile once completed!

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Basic Ciphers

Learn the very basics of cipher decoding, including the Caesar cipher.

Basic Computing

Learn the basics of the inner workings of computers, along with some math.

Basic Webdev

Learn some basic clue-finding methods to use on ARG websites.

Boolean Operations

Learn about Boolean operations, including the XOR cipher.

Vigenere Ciphers

Learn the Vigenere cipher, along with some of its variants.

Basic Steganography

Learn how to discover and read concealed messages.

Image Steganography

Learn how to uncover messages hidden in image files.