- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
The Facebook game gives users and four of his or her friends the opportunity to create a short virtual trip in the new Ford electric vehicle, using MapQuest mapping data to calculate how far a destination is in relation to available charging stations nearby.
Ford Focus Electric marketing manager Chad D’Arcy says, “This is a great way for consumers to both have fun and learn about the new Focus Electric at the same time. We want to offer people the opportunity to experience the car now, especially those on Facebook who have supported us for so long.”
Promoting a new product through a Facebook app is nothing new, but Toyota added an extra spin to their virtual racing game by building the track’s signage based on your personal Facebook content. Called Social Network Racer, the purpose of the Facebook racing game is to help promote the FR-S Concept, even though the game has no real presence of the vehicle other than some images and text at the starting line.
Forget Farmville. All the cool kids will be out and about on Facebook using the all-new Car Town game.
Facebook’s Car Town is all about collecting cars. Once you join the game, you’re given a basic garage that represents your home base. You’ll also receive credits to customize their garage or to “buy” a car. You start with a base model car and move on up to exotic vehicles such as the McLaren F1, Lamborghini LP670-4 SuperVeloce and Mercedes SLR McLaren . You’ll find all types of cars in here, even Indy Cars.
It’s super easy to play. Car Town players earn points by performing jobs or taking on challenges. You also build your own garages with service bays so you can take on more jobs, and then hire and interact with friends in the game. Of course, you add to your growing car collection. In the showrooms, you can wash cars, change spark plugs and deliver pizzas so you can squirrel away enough money for you next big purchase.
In Car Town, you can do anything you would in your real car – race, take a trip, run errands or go for a Sunday drive. But what has to be the funniest thing to do in Car Town is customize your virtual rides. You can pimp your Car Town ride by changing its wheels, tires, chassis, body kits, paint scheme and graphics. You can even upload your own graphics to add to the flanks of your car, truly making your cars your own.
Check out a short promo video about Car Town after the jump: