Yammer, Ubisoft and Wilmer Hale among Teams to Compete in Corporate Battle!

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!

    OUTDOOR NATION: The World Is Your Playground

    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. 


      “Messification”

      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.

       

       

        Go Game + Atlanta!

        Let’s talk about Atlanta, or as we at The Go Game like to call it, ATL. Hey, when you fly as much as we do, you start to call every city by its airport code. Try these: ORD, PDX and IAD. If you got them, consider yourself part of our club. Anyway, Atlanta is by far one of our favorite cities, with its peaches, hip hop and Coca Cola.

        Many of the Game Producers enjoy reading up on the cities we visit to learn about their history, culture, and most importantly, their music. We’d like to take a moment to thank Atlanta for some of its musical gems. First there was Kris Kross… and then TLC…and of course, a major shout-out goes to the rapper Ludacris, who is opening a restaurant in the ATL airport named after his album Chicken and Beer.

        Another common nickname for the City of Peaches is Hotlanta. Clearly hot for its music scene, most associate the name with the weather and nightlife.  We would say it’s also a hot spot for The Go Game. We’re all over the place from the downtown to midtown, to Centennial park to the zoo. For the past four years, we’ve run games for the evening MBA program at Emory. These guys are fierce competitors and incredibly creative.

        They plank like true business men and women:

        And they are extremely thoughtful players.

        Ladies and gentlemen, the future business leaders of America.

        If you or your company is out in Georgia, whether its for business or pleasure, hit up The Go Game for a memorable way to experience the city. And for an amazing playlist.

          March: Pork & Parks

          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

          ROADTRIP GAME

          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.