Interactive Christmas Game – Ring ‘Ma Bells
I’ve been seeing lots of interactive Christmas games this season (you’ve probably seen the Elf Yourself game by Office Max? That’s actually a cute one too although it takes foooooooorrrrreeeeeeever to load). In an attempt to be humorous or flippant, I found most agencies that put out these rich media cards or games have created perfectly distasteful work, focusing on bodily functions (yes, we have seen ALL of it, pooping elves included). I may sound prudish and old fashioned here, but I don’t think that one needs to focus one bodily waste or sawing off reindeer’s head to be funny. Indeed, Freud would have a field day with all these campaigns.
In the meanwhile, here’s an agency that came out with an entertaining and inoffensive yet fun game, the Handbell Hero, that you can actually share with your children. Their “attitude” comes in the messages that are displayed after you have played the game. It’s flippant, but done smoothly and cleverly. I actually chuckled.