Eight months — yes, eight — after Funcom announced The Secret War, it has finally begun. The Facebook-based ARG was designed as a social game that would allow players to wage “war” against the other TSW factions in Facebook by acquiring allies and taking over areas around the globe.
Players of the ARG have the chance to win various prizes; including a trip to Montreal, their name being implemented in the game world and the ever-coveted beta access and a three-day head start at launch.
Those interested in taking part in The Secret War can join by going to the campaign on the TSW site and linking the app to their Facebook. Yes… you do still have to connect it to your FB account.
I know many people are creating fake accounts in order to play. But, according to a blog by the FB developers, they do delete fake accounts and sometimes take further action so you may want to consider that if you’re particularly attached to that particular social network.
Once connected, you’ll see what places are taken by which faction, who among your friends are “enemies” or allies and the series of achievements to be had.
If you’re not against adding people on Facebook for it, it might be fun.