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Post image for AppSauna – ‘A Game We Can All Get Behind’

There’s no denying that most people believe in supporting worthwhile causes. Some of us only talk about it, others donate money and a very exceptional few actually donate time. While doing what we can to better the world around us is certainly a worthy pursuit, is it humanly possible to recruit the help of thousands, [...]

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An excerpt from the post here reads: “Brands and companies have realized that friendly competition and metered rewards are a great way to get people interested and engaged in a product. Green initiatives are getting wise as well. Games such as Trash Tycoon challenge players to recycle their way to victory whereas sites such as myenergy, recyclebank or DailyFeats [...]

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Post image for Trash Tycoon Expands to Include New Sponsor and Increase Real-Life Impact

Green Facebook game Trash Tycoon integrates major consumer brand into game world NEW YORK CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Trash Tycoon, the first-ever upcycling game in social networking from Manhattan-based social gaming startup Guerillapps, is proud to announce the game’s roster of 350,000 registered players and its first corporate integration since launching in open beta in September 2011. Kraft [...]

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Post image for Inspiring Social Good Through Social Media

From Mike Perk at ideate.co.za There is no denying that social networking is no longer “the next big thing,” it’s “THE thing” – with sites like Facebook now home to over 800 million active users and Twitter well over 200 million registrants. The numbers alone mean that it would be a huge mistake to overlook [...]

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The idea behind Guerillapps’ Trash Tycoon is simple and elegant: Reward gamers with points for performing environmentally conscious tasks in the real world and reward them with tangible goods for succeeding in the virtual world. “When we looked at so-called green games and none of them were fun, we asked, ‘How do we motivate consumers [...]

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Post image for Lord of the Trash: Trash Tycoon

Reprinted from Face Gamers: I don’t know why I love this Facebook game so much. It’s so ridiculously simple. You click a pile of trash, trash is gone. You get recyclable material from the trash piles, which you can use to upcycle into items you can sell for coins. That’s pretty much the entire game. And I can’t stop playing it. [...]

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Post image for Trash Tycoon creator Guerillapps provides tips, tricks and insights

Look, recycling and resource management have always been snore-inducing topics. But those very issues have the world in quite a scary predicament right now, and New York City-based social game maker Guerillapps looks to change that with Trash Tycoon. Since our first look at the game, we recently sat down with the new developer’s CEO Raviv Turner and [...]

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Post image for Green-themed upcycling game launched on Facebook

Guerillapps, a Manhattan-based social gaming startup, has launchedTrash Tycoon, its first green-themed social game for Facebook, along with partners TerraCycle, Carbonfund.org, and Treehugger. The game is now available for play and takes a unique approach to social gaming by incorporating awareness for environmental issues and sustainability. The first game to ever highlight the concept of upcycling, Trash Tycoon [...]

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Post image for “Trash Tycoon” Brings Eco-Responsibility to Social Gaming

Trash Tycoon is a green-themed game for Facebook from social gaming startup Guerillapps. The game, which launched this week, teaches players about environmental issues and sustainability while they compete. Trash Tycoon highlights upcycling, the concept of converting trash into new products. Users take on the role of a recycling entrepreneur, collecting trash and finding new environmentally [...]

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Post image for Trash Tycoon is a breath of fresh, smog-free air

Instead of building a city, Trash Tycoon asks you to clean one up. The houses and streets are already there, but they’re a mess. It’s a game that attempts to teach players about the benefits of recycling, but it doesn’t really feel like an educational game. And that’s because, in spite of a few flaws and [...]

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