What do Bay Area tech companies, cutthroat mobile gaming, underprivileged youth, and SF Giants have in common? GO FOR GOOD 2012! On July 20, 2012 The Go Game is producing an epic game to benefit San Francisco nonprofit Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.).
Companies such as Bingham McCutchen, Foundation Capital, Quorum Consulting, Sports Basement, Ubisoft, Vonchurch and Yammer will come together and compete in an over-the-top, high-tech urban adventure. This event is designed to raise funds for R.O.C.K programs, and to engage Bay Area companies in an unforgettable community teambuilding experience.
This year marks the 5th anniversary of Go for Good, and this time, R.O.C.K. has partnered with the San Francisco Giants. Much of the game will take place in and around AT&T park! Willie Mays trivia? Check! Garlic fries? Check! Splash hits? Maybe…
If you see hundreds of people whooping and hollering on a baseball-themed adventure — that’s us!
The beauty about gaming is that you can do it ANYWHERE. And while video games are awesome, our favorite types of games happen outdoors. Because honestly, there is nothing like running as fast as you can to tackle a superhero, or building a human pyramid with your team to earn points. In fact, we are such outdoor gaming enthusiasts, that a few months ago we designed a Roadtrip Game to encourage folks to play in dirt… in sand… in water… and with sunscreen.
Which is why we are so excited that our friends at Outdoor Nation are doing the same thing! They organize national summits for people between the age of 16 – 28 to attend (for free!) and brainstorm innovative ways to get young people outside.
So if you are (or if you know) an outdoor enthusiast between the ages of 16 – 28, check out the Outdoor Nation Summits. Each two-day Summit will bring together leaders from the Millennial generation to identify important outdoor issues, brainstorm strategies to overcome barriers and commit to taking action together. You can receive training from top experts, on topics like community organizing, media relations and fundraising. Best of all, OutdoorNation will fund the top ideas – investing up to $100,000 in on-the-ground projects. How cool is that????
As an added bonus, they are looking for aspiring young journalists to become iReporters at the summit. If you are chosen, they will give you an all-expense paid trip to a summit, and a free iPad (that you can keep) to report LIVE from the front lines. Interested? Check out the application process here: tinyurl.com/7pz8nnz
Have fun guys! Remember, the world is your playground.
A few years ago, the term “Gamification” started popping up everywhere – it literally became a trendy thing to say. But what does it actually MEAN? And most importantly, is it fun?
We think so!
But don’t take our word for it… check out this great article written by John Ferrara about why gamification should be FUN, not just functional.
Yowza, what a great month! Here are two Go Game projects that just launched, and we are STOKED:
QUEST FOR PORK
Mark your calendars, because on March 24th we are organizing a city-wide Pig Roast Scavenger Hunt for our friends at Forage SF! They are raising money to open an incubator kitchen to support kick-ass local food producers in the Bay Area. And what better way to do that than to grab a bunch of friends, explore cool hidden parts of SF, and enjoy awesome food / music until the wee hours of the morning? Exactly. There IS no better way.
More details here: Eventbrite
We like parks. A lot. And it turns out, the state of California might close a bunch of them! So we designed a Roadtrip Game to raise awareness about the issue, and encourage people to go visit them. Also, we’re trying to get as many people to message their representatives as possible. Let’s do this! #savecalparks
More details here: www.thegogame.com/road_trip
The First 70 Trailer from Heath Hen Films on Vimeo.