UPDATE: Read my “Pass It Around Pizza” article on the Blue Barracuda blog. Aimed at marketers, it looks at the benefits of using in-game incentives/virtual gifts and rewards in conjunction with the Facebook Platform.
“Pass It Around Pizza” is a part of Pizza Hut UK’s World Cup 2010 promotion. Staying true to my love for the mini-gaming legend that is Bishi Bashi, I wanted to create a quick-fire football passing mini-game.
The premise is simple, make as many passes as you can in 45 seconds, oh and collect any random pizza slices that fall out of the sky! There are 8 varieties of pizza slice to collect, and once collected they can be shared on your facebook wall for your friends to collect too. The more slices you and your friends collectively gain, the more chance you have of winning prizes.
I throughly enjoyed creating this (from concept, to a 60+ page wireframes and functional spec document, right through to PureMVC-based Flash development), so much so that I missed out on a massive “company director’s card behind the bar” pub outing to get it done :( But was it worth it? Hell yeah! I’m addicted! Hopefully you’ll be too…