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Johannes Kebeck's Blog
06-09-2009, 11:40 AM
<p>Recently I had the pleasure to work with <a href="http://no.msn.com/" target="_blank">MSN Norway</a> on a <a href="http://events.no.msn.com/buddyjakten/" target="_blank">Bing Maps Travel Game</a>. The game is sponsored by <a href="http://www.visitnorway.com/no/" target="_blank">VisitNorway.no</a> and went officially live today. Although it is easily localized since all text is received either dynamically through a web service or loaded at the application-start from a xml-file only those of us who speak Norwegian will really be able to enjoy it and have a chance to win a great price at the end. So, if you do speak Norwegian give it a shot but be aware that speed is everything. The faster you find the next lead the more points you get. You can start the game from <a href="http://no.msn.com/" target="_blank">MSN Norway’s homepage</a>…</p> <p><a href="https://psijhg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1mjFdoAOx_LRvooq9uDQT05GSl2AlpXbvXzYl96Z_3jo7HTKQ Z4DBCpwjh3oauquMGqTW0VgpXiMhBBvf1HHXTjc-S6CSU8yaT6ezwRbvdLBiPGwvt0iHXLl0XRt5JRFOZmg35JVoQa kphuNbTjGvpGw/image[7] 4C095AF9.png" rel="WLPP"><img style="border-bottom:0px;border-left:0px;display:inline;border-top:0px;border-right:0px" title="image" border="0" alt="image" src="https://psijhg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1mm4wCglzhu1fNZZtPaR6C3mtdGlaJUHJgLelf7pqFgiMD9Gv QPt4Lvq1RJQGOtFzhO0fmVP1Gq-_4vngsxI_WDo6r3rJaAk59f8jIqTbcLUhahmH_1QBmnMk_t9yG FbWEUk2UHfs-HyiZWb3nkT3ZHA/image_thumb[3] 60E76547.png" width="536" height="484" /></a> </p> <p>…or <a href="http://events.no.msn.com/buddyjakten/" target="_blank">jump to it directly here</a>.</p> <p>The game is based on the <a href="https://connect.microsoft.com/silverlightmapcontrolctp" target="_blank">Bing Maps Silverlight Control</a>. When you start the game a number of randomly chosen questions is selected for you and the time to find the first lead ticks down. Now jog your brain and move the map as fast as possible to the location described in the lead. Zoom in to see the sponsor logo and then mouse over it to stop the timer and receive the credit. The faster you are the higher the credit. </p> <p><a href="https://psijhg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1m11s_i-io9bBKCjIfVqH4uCsYwJaJg_o0p-y7xC04V55Qt8zM9lHJAVnBVTFJQ3aAtyqBGhTemynKr6-7h3v_7k7XfmQXwhI_POXY-3oTdbhkjmlqOom8yWHBG5gXAtQQMy2nBhC-yXAFB2dY8EKD-Q/image[15] 2355F37F.png" rel="WLPP"><img style="border-bottom:0px;border-left:0px;display:inline;border-top:0px;border-right:0px" title="image" border="0" alt="image" src="https://psijhg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1m3F4XGjJ5JMlcTbw2Ge3MMKvnUG-UegVtutuQtF8_d5S9mZ1lOP2gpyCTe3VIiUe-GjSukSGpualLNt70mlq_B-1vKlMalyopMnffckHruksERyzjR5IYmL4W6qWcEM9BpF7wALyc przUwDkhq_ptng/image_thumb[7] 2EC75125.png" width="644" height="460" /></a> </p> <p>Once in the game and only once you can cheat and use the help button to guide you to the destination but be aware: this will cost you 500 points and reduces your chances to win the price.</p> <p>After you acknowledged the credit the timer ticks for the next question.</p> <p><a href="https://psijhg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1mQsfeXrfV3JRth4dMoZ-ZKD9qiamN_eFggQnUeRMj8mwSzvgMGScmFOnXtw8M96ChVQHiN wY0DiA5AhbkWILJ6K5Ho8ZF797mvhFRgu5oNoh6F2jVS2n0bkB Mq2uJBmB-reArqAUPNUL7L8C2pN2sfQ/image[11] 7D642CF8.png" rel="WLPP"><img style="border-bottom:0px;border-left:0px;display:inline;border-top:0px;border-right:0px" title="image" border="0" alt="image" src="https://psijhg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1mfHtkuguDNsUzBOK0bZThJHwyB3beUQi7QW4jJpTuPORN25P fHxsRFgqkTiK7YaX4K-CxdMrShjYQksTz6hYRHpqdVrFDEVYqg5c_w_etFTulegMA1TND 0eUAhQfAZTeWJ69X2G_tYpXr_F1tMczziQ/image_thumb[5] 5CB88DAD.png" width="644" height="455" /></a> </p> <p>When you are through with all questions that have been selected for you you can enter your name and email-address to participate in the drawing. You can also send updates to Twitter or Facebook to share the game with your friends. Have fun :-)</p> <p><a href="https://psijhg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1mODovswuM4tQHGJV2EAT2l65o4AdV-JtgkXeiRKFlVBJQj94VSRo5L4x0526ejoeE_wh5AGmV4vAnbfR T-sUyedCb7SFKT22sl8ZKUDOPUG5IjjfB-tf0z9zxq2efAyJedlTlepvstNTwqFLTc62nrA/image[19] 0E8BCE9F.png" rel="WLPP"><img style="border-bottom:0px;border-left:0px;display:inline;border-top:0px;border-right:0px" title="image" border="0" alt="image" src="https://psijhg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1md9-Y7675q99boDS63SNaolmH8sfbnwmEWxdWr9_bvxLuCWc6wf1cz 5qrvH2k32W7zb5IA793dNq_6TXl0_2QrmywVOvahvmm2gUVKIN LWEavaWkDgYXSKsBGr-vg-qhsKKb7IIG_BLsdD3q27_5ujA/image_thumb[9] 01310BC0.png" width="644" height="454" /></a> </p> <p> <div style="padding-bottom:0px;margin:0px;padding-left:0px;padding-right:0px;display:inline;float:none;padding-top:0px">Technorati Tags: <a href="http://technorati.com/tags/Virtual+Earth" rel="tag">Virtual Earth</a>,<a href="http://technorati.com/tags/Bing+Maps" rel="tag">Bing Maps</a>,<a href="http://technorati.com/tags/Silverlight" rel="tag">Silverlight</a></div></p>

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