Volkswagen has introduced Car Roulette, a new gambling game. To stress the efficiency of the Golf Blue motion, the Norwegian advertising agency Try came up with an enormous roulette board with a Volkswagen Blue motion as the roulette ball. Using Google Maps Norway’s main road from south to north, the E6, was divided into 80,000 segments. The public was asked to bet on where the car traveling north from Oslo would run out of fuel. The winner would get the car. In the end, 50,000 participants placed their bets on where they thought the Golf would finally run out of gas.
From the Sims to more this-is-the-real-life games, simulation games have always attracted a lot of interest, even for those who are not really into video games. The ability to be in someone else’s shoes and try an alternative, though virtual, reality is a great temptation for many of us. It could be argued, that the majority of such games allows people to create a positive and comfortable scenario of virtual life; a life where one’s avatar is rich, successful, attractive and with minor everyday problems. However, Cart Life, a retail game developed by Richard Hofmeier back in 2010, puts the gamer in a quite different position.Read more →
Cardrops is a new, smart package delivery start-up from Belgium. Instead of using your mailbox, the post office or other central delivery points to deliver the stuff you bought online, Cardrops uses the trunk of your car to drop off packages.Read more →
The world-known smartphone game Angry Birds, ranked #1 in Apple App Store for a bunch of months, has decided to celebrate its birthday moving its characters into the streets. Saturday December 11th was the chosen day to celebrate, with flash-mobs, meet-ups and public performances, the universal success of what appears to be a must have app.Read more →