Jeff Watson

Reality Ends Here

Reality Ends Here is a collaborative media-making game for 10 or more players. It is not a single-sitting game, but rather a long-term experience. Depending on how you want to run it, a “season” of Reality can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months or longer. It is not a game like Monopoly or Senet or Tag or Mario Kart. If anything, it’s more like a miniature sporting league, where the sport involves media-making, socializing, strategy, and team-building, and where the teams are impermanent, forming and dissolving on a project-by-project basis.


Created by: Jeff Watson
Original Design: Jeff Watson, Simon Wiscombe, and Tracy Fullerton
Game Directors: Jeff Watson (2011-2012), Simon Wiscombe (2013), Jesse Vigil (2014-present)
Project Origination: Holly Willis, Elizabeth Daley

Sponsors and Partners

Early-stage development and expansion of Reality was generously sponsored by Microsoft Research.


Reality (aka “Reality Ends Here”) began its existence as my PhD project. You can read more about its development and original deployment in my dissertation.

Impact Award

Reality Ends Here won the Impact Award at the 2012 IndieCade Awards. Read more about the award here.

Press coverage