IBeGone Virtual Gifting Game Launches on Facebook – Now Who Gets What?

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IBeGone is the first virtual gifting application where Facebook users can “will” a virtual gift inheritance to their friends in a fun and humorous way. Will A Gift! Sneak A Peek! Re-Gift it!

IBeGone Groovy Estate Screen

IBeGone Virtual Gifting Estate Screen

The design and game play of IBeGone naturally lends itself the opportunity for Brands to connect with a captive audience of Facebook users. IBeGoners “will” virtual gifts of coffee, energy drinks, vacations, cookies & milk – this is IBeGonefication!

IBeGone is an interactive virtual gifting destination. It allows Facebook users to “will” a virtual gift inheritance to their Facebook friends. One of the many unique spins on IBeGone is the Estate. Each player, known as an IBeGoner, has an Estate page as their main hub. The Estate Page contains their Avatar, a Vault for storing their gift inheritance, and Estate Chips that are earned during game play such as willing a gift and re-gifting.

Gamify, Gamification, IBeGonefication!

Rick Altman of West Bloomfield, Michigan came up with the idea for IBeGone over seven years ago and from the nudging of his wife he put his ideas into development and brought IBeGone off his notebook and onto Facebook.

Altman explains, "There is a list of pre-populated virtual gifts and events that IBeGoners can select to will to a friend or they can create their own. From “willing” the spare change in your desk drawer after being fired, “willing” the leftovers in your fridge to the friend you decided not to take to the Springsteen concert, or “willing” a call from a telemarketer to a friend who just pissed you off - it’s all part of the fun on IBeGone."

The design and gameplay of IBeGone naturally lends itself to the opportunity for Brands and companies to connect with a captive audience of Facebook users. IBeGoners can “will” virtual gifts of coffee, energy drinks, cars, vacations, cookies and milk – this is IBeGonefication!

Monetization is attained within the IBeGone Marketplace where IBeGoners upgrade their Vault size to hold more inherited gifts, purchase creative Premium Estate Themes, and purchase a Sneak A Peek.

A Sneak A Peek comes into play when a player wills a gift and schedules the delivery with a future date, enticing the recipient to Sneak A Peek to see what they got. For example, Kate receives an IBeGone notification that she inherited a gift from a guy she has a crush on. He willed her a gift with a future delivery date and she has to wait two weeks to see what she inherited. Instead, Kate purchases a Sneak A Peek for 99¢ in the IBeGone Market Place and learns right away that she has received a romantic night out on the town.

Having just launched, the feedback on IBeGone is positive and marketing is underway. IBeGone is in discussion with brands to be part of the virtual gifting as well as for the coveted spots of the official IBeGone Welcome Gift and the official Estate Chip sponsor.

The development of IBeGone was funded by Envy Capital in Farmington Hills, Michigan and developed by gaming company Pixo Entertainment. IBeGone was created and produced by Lauren Altman & Rick Altman. The Altmans have a history of online success, owning the popular online toy store http://www.CoolZips.com and managing their eleven year old daughter's successful company http://www.HannahsCoolWorld.com.

All inquiries for IBeGone can be made with Rick Altman. Rick(at)IBeGone(dot)com.

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