I love agency attempts to create their own digital Christmas experience, and this is a good idea via DTDigital Melbourne. I love this idea.
See if you can make it happen... unfortunately I always got to 4 then got a 'fail' message. *****UPDATE****** this campaign is now over. Humphhhh!!
In Japan Adidas Originals has launched a weird Twitter challange together with MTV. It's the classic rock paper & scissor game, but the point is that you bet your own Twitter followers. Fortunately it's just a virtual game, and it doesn't use the account connect functionality, otherwise I would have lost over 4000 followers in 2 minutes.
Anyway I think the CPU playing for Adi was cheating... maybe he knew I'm a Nike person :-)
This app invites you carve deep powder tracks down a fresh mountain, hit jumps, score points and unlock a line of advanced boards to get you thinking about Japan. Users can challenge friends or compete on the leaderboard.
Vodafone is challenging F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, to race against the speed of it's improved mobile data network in The Netherlands. To make it an actual challenge, Vodafone calls for 28.800 Facebook users to join the race in a virtual car on Facebook. The time it takes Vodafone's network to download all of their profile pics, is the time to beat for Hamilton. The actual race will take place on a secret track - Schiphol is rumored - on the 13th of september. The race will be aired live on Facebook.
Google takes online gaming to a next level with this interactive, on product and fun challenge. All in favor of their fast Chrome browser, just like they did with the speed test commercial shown below. Go and play, you'll like it too.
The first experience will put you in the seat of B.A. Baracus driving the iconic van throughout the maps of some world's main cities.
It's on YouTube, with the 3D Google Earth plug-in, and it is aimed at promoting the upcoming movie The A-Team.
The second experience will put you in the seat (saddle) of a Harley-Davidson, to let you enjoy a ride through 360° videos.
The site has been developped to promote the new Touring range of the legendary motorcycle manufacturer.
I had mixed feelings when i finished my visit to this site this morning, because in the end i was asked to pay USD 2$ (i was willing to) to continue the story but i couldn't because i don't have an american iTunes Store account (mine is from Spain), so i felt really frustrated.
On the other side, i thought about the fact that i had happily spent the previous 15 minutes browsing this violent yet funny interactive movie called Bank Run that tells the story of Evan, a financial analyst that gets involved in a scam organized by the company he works for, his girlfriend kidnapped and, in general, all the film cliches from movies where the main character has to escape from something and not knowing why.
Really well done and with little interactions that breaks the linearity of the story without becoming a "game" itself, this project from Silk Tricky is definitely worth the 15 minutes i spent being there. Go take a look, and the story continues on iPhone, hope you let me know how it ends! :)
Sorry for the strong language, but this is the title of a new social campaign from Denmark. The campaign is literally in your face as you have to punch the featured girl to get the message. Most disturbing is that you want to go all the way through, which make you feel like a 100% idiot once finished. But the message, even though it's in Danish, is very clear.
The touch of sense of humour you won't expect from such a traditional game like Trivial Pursuit: to promote the latest version of the game they launched an online challenge that cashes on a neverending rivalry. Can women prove they are smarter than men? And viceversa?
The game is fun (if you have an all-knowing personality :-) and also the video launched to support the action has the potential to generate quite a lot of buzz, especially because it cashes on images that are already pretty popular/successful.
The latest advergame that plays with your Facebook profile has been launched today to promote the upcoming movie Sherlock.
Start here, "hire" a Facebook friend to help you out as Watson and start playing. I've just completed the registration and I'm waiting for the challenge to begin... look forward to see what will happen. Since the project has been created by AKQA, my expectations are pretty high :-)
If you're a Twitter user you're probably familiar with the fail whale that appears every time the site is down whatever the reason is. Here's an idea, that this simple shooting game, "Die Fail Whale", had been released by Twitter and linked from that fail page so you could get rid of all the anger, instead of a "we're right back" static message.
But actually it's not from Twitter, it's been done by Andrew Conn, kudos for the good laughs i had shooting whales :)