Deutsche Post opens Winter Games in Second Life
Avatars must deliver top class performances like postmen
Bonn, 11th December 2007. Under the slogan “Take up the challenge!“, the Deutsche Post is opening the “Deutsche Post Winter Games“ on December 12 in the online world Second Life. The role of the virtual sportsmen and women is to
deliver a postcard safely and quickly to its destination. On the way, they must perform at the highest possible level and give their all: just like the Deutsche Post employees in their First Life.
The best twenty avatars qualify for the grand final on January 26th 2008. They then take on each other directly in the battle for victory. But before that, they must prove their abilities in three winter disciplines on Post Island: they have to master the rapid downhill ski and snowboard piste, conquer the bobsleigh run and dare to jump from the airy heights of the ski jump.
The winner receives high class winter sport equipment from Head and Tyrolia, worth 500 euros. The avatars in places two and three are rewarded with cash prizes of 25,000 Linden dollars, and those placed from fourth to tenth receive 10,000 Linden dollars each. All Second Life residents over the age of 18 are entitled to enter.
As an innovative communications provider, the Deutsche Post has been present in the online world Second Life since May 2007. The 3D platform now has more than 11 million users worldwide.
Further information can be found under www.deutschepost.de/secondlife.