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I remember reading "The Most Dangerous Game" when I was about 12 and being completely taken in by it. A big-game hunter named Rainsford accidentally falls off a yacht and manages to swim to an island where he meets a Russian aristocrat who also happens to be a hunter. The bored Russian forces Rainsford to become his prey and gives him a three-hour head-start. If Rainsford can survive for three days, he wins. If caught, he'll be killed like every other prey. Now that's what I call an immersive alternate reality game!

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