Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Nissan and Habitat For Humanity - Facebook App Charity Game

Nissan has launched a hilarious Facebook App to celebrate their partnership with Habitat For Humanity and wants to get people involved with their efforts to build sustainable homes for those in need.

How it works:

This is quite a fun little virtual game developed by Nissan. The interactive video allows players to input which commands the Nissan volunteers (or "builders") will perform. Help him/her complete the task. Get creative with your word choice to earn more points. The top 100 scores submitted by April 12th will get a Nissan T-Shirt and Nissan will make a physical contribution on your behalf at the build in Nashville, TN on April 20th.

The fun starts when you command an otherwise mild-mannered volunteer to smash windows, or, in one case, throw things (items are returned, mysteriously, by a giant penguin). This is all a lot of fun, but the purpose is significant: to support the building of green homes for deserving families. Participants in the Facebook game are directed to Habitat for Humanity, where they can donate, volunteer for a (much more sensible) build, or take action in their communities. Now anyone can virtually participate with Nissan employees in building sustainable homes for families in need.

I had the chance to try both scenes and I kinda got carried it away with many verbs. I got a score of 30 before I stopped playing. Visit Nissan's Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/Nissan?sk=app_361541373889965. Try it and tell me how you did.

Below are a couple of videos that show the shenanigans how you can get into by playing the app:

Throw the pipe:

Break the window:

About Nissan's Partnership with Habitat For Humanity:

Nissan’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity began in 2006, following the devastating Katrina and Rita hurricanes. Together, their goal is to build affordable, sustainable homes for families in need of decent housing. So far, Nissan has donated $7.5 million in grant money and donations to the organization, built 50 homes, donated 104 Nissan vehicles to help building efforts, and over 5,000 Nissan employees have volunteered over 56,000 hours for Habitat for Humanity.

This program is fueled by Nissan owners and employees, and they also want to encourage consumers to participate by visiting http://www.nissanusa.com/habitat-for-humanity to make a donation or find volunteer opportunities across the country.

Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info from the PR firm to share. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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1 comment:

  1. This is awesome...to see you back and the set on itself too.
    I will enjoy this very much.Nissan