Alice & Smith

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Alice & Smith
Privately held company
IndustryVideo games
Founded 📆December 2014; 7 years ago (2014-12)
Founder 👔
  • Nathalie Lacoste
  • Andrea Doyon[1]
Headquarters 🏙️Montreal
Area served 🗺️
Number of employees
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Alice & Smith is a Canadian company based in Montreal, Quebec. It produces Alternate reality games (ARG) and independent video games. Alice & Smith is known within the ARG communities[2] for creating the Black Watchmen PC game and for creating ARG campaigns for video games such as Funcom's The Secret World[3], Hello Games' No Man's Sky and Paradox Interactive's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2.[4] In addition, the company published multiple PC games on the Steam platform.[5]


Video games[edit]

The Black Watchmen is a PC game that was spun off from The Secret World. It was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter on September 13, 2014.[6] The game was released on Steam on June 25, 2015[7].

Ahnayro is an investigative puzzle PC game released on June 10, 2016.[8]

NITE Team 4 is a hacking simulation PC game released on Steam on February 26, 2019.[9] The project was successfully funded through Kickstarter on October 16, 2016.[10]

Recent ARG campaigns[edit]

Cyrano Story is an alternate reality game tied to the video game Moons of Madness by Funcom. The project was announced on the Funcom's website on October 15, 2019.[11] Cyrano Story utilized puzzles, audio storytelling, and Google AI tools to deliver the story.[12]

Tender is an alternate reality game conceived to tease and lead to the announcement of the Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 video game.[13] The campaign ran from January 10, 2019 to March 21, 2019.[14] The ARG was brought back for a short Christmas campaign in December 2019, titled Blood for Trade.[15][16]

Waking Titan is an alternate reality game tied to the No Man's Sky game.[17] The first season ran from May 28, 2017 to August 7th, 2017,[18] up to the release of the Atlas Rises update.[19] Season 2 ran from December 28, 2017 to June 20, 2018, up to the release of No Man's Sky Next.[20]


  1. Montpetit, Caroline (7 January 2017). "Nathalie Lacoste: créatrice de jeux vidéo dans un monde d'hommes". Le Devoir. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  2. "What Is An ARG? The Layman's Guide to ARGs". Cultured Vultures. 2018-10-16. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  3. "The Complicated Alternate Reality of The Secret World and its Secret Seals". Kotaku. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  4. Meer, Alec (2019-02-11). "Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines follow-up teased by Paradox with ARG". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  5. "Steam Developer: Alice and Smith". Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  6. "The Black Watchmen GAME & COMIC BOOK". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  7. "Save 80% on The Black Watchmen on Steam". Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  8. "Save 75% on Ahnayro: The Dream World on Steam". Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  9. "NITE Team 4 - Military Hacking Division on Steam". Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  10. "Update 6: 100% Funded - Thank you! · NITE Team 4 - Military Hacking RPG". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  11. "Press Release: Funcom and Alice & Smith announce Moons of Madness ARG". Funcom Investor Relations. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  12. "Creepy New ARG Released for Cosmic Horror Game Moons of Madness". Niche Gamer. 2019-10-17. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  13. Livingston, Christopher (2019-02-11). "Paradox may be teasing a new Vampire: The Masquerade game with a dating app ARG". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  14. "Tender". Game Detectives Wiki. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  15. "A New ARG Is Promising A Red Christmas For Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2". TheGamer. 2019-12-15. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  16. "Blood For Trade". Game Detectives Wiki. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  17. EDT, Christopher Groux On 4/3/18 at 12:02 PM (2018-04-03). "The 'No Man's Sky' ARG just gave out free Steam codes". Newsweek. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  18. "Waking Titan". Game Detectives Wiki. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  19. Wales, Matt (2018-01-19). "No Man's Sky's Waking Titan ARG is back, and fans are trying to figure it all out again". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  20. "Waking Titan". Game Detectives Wiki. Retrieved 2020-04-02.

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