Pheon begins this Saturday, Sept 18th! This alternate-reality game is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the kick-off event will be held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, complete with bellydancers sending encoded messages to players within their dancing. After this event, anyone can play Pheon wherever they are in the world through Facebook and Twitter.
I had the opportunity to be involved in a very small way with the Pheon design team by helping create the comic intro to the game. In it is a quick description of the world of Terra Tectus and how the once beautiful and harmonious world was laid to ruin.
You can also read more about the game of Pheon here in Wired Magazine.