Corporate / Product

Go Hamster, Go! August 6th, 2009

Pamela A. MunozBy Pamela A. Munoz
Overseas Communication Team







We thought you’d like to know that Kia Motors America (KMA) has let the hamsters out! The groovy paw-tapping, music-loving hamsters, seen in KMA’s recent advertising campaign, have now found themselves in the “Go Hamster Go!” Facebook® application. This is the first time Kia has embarked upon a game through Facebook® (which can be found at www.facebook.com/kiasoul through the ‘Go Hamster Go!’ tab).

 

Click to play the video.

As an avid Facebook®-er, I had to try the game out for myself – after office hours, of course!  With the use of a web cam, the interactive game adds a ‘magnet’ on my forehead, to which the t-shirt-clad virtual hamsters grab a hold of and then are dropped into a Kia Soul.  The application is timed and then scores are posted which you can compare with other players.  Remember, you’ll need a webcam!

You can see that from the conveyer belt, the virtual hamster is dropped into a Soul which changes colour to match the hamster’s t-shirt.  At the end of the game, you can then challenge your Facebook® friends to compete.  There are a few snafoos in the form of a flying fish that get in the way to knock you off your game, which keeps it challenging and fun!
But don’t take my word for it; go check it out!  Don’t forget to check back with the BUZZ to let us know what you think…

You can see that from the conveyer belt, the virtual hamster is dropped into a Soul which changes colour to match the hamster’s t-shirt.  At the end of the game, you can then challenge your Facebook® friends to compete.  There are a few snafoos in the form of a flying fish that get in the way to knock you off your game, which keeps it challenging and fun!

But don’t take my word for it; go check it out!  Don’t forget to check back with the BUZZ to let us know what you think…

  • great idea
    let me learn more about it

    Anas

  • Legend of Kia

    you and hamsters are so cute!!! this vedio clip makes me laugh~ ^^

  • Brilliant video clip! My sister and I love it!

  • I want to thank the blogger very much not only for this post but also for his all previous efforts.

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  • What a great post my friend. I am a facebook addict and mostly spend my time playing some facebook games and just talking out with my colleages. Surely, there are so many ways we can use facebook and I really love using it. I hope they have something more new to come for all of us.

  • :) My hamsters would love this

  • please make another hamstar commercial i thought it was so cool and catchy. The hamstars are great and the girls need alittle more airtime. If I hadn’t just bought a car I would have gone into the kia dealership. But the next time I consider a car I will definately go in and check them out. But you really hit something with those hamstars

  • Colin @ Kia H.Q.

    @ Leslie,

    Thanks for your kind comment about Kia Soul commercial. That commercial filed by Kia Motors America, so I will pass your comment to my colleagues in KMA. Our colleagues in America will be happy to hear your comment. :-)