Did we have any overtly marketing (non-cellphone) games hit consoles like the Yaris or Sneak King?

Avatar image for fourthline
fourthline

277

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 11

User Lists: 7

Yes, Chex Mix quest is on PC, but has the effectiveness of twitch marketing and in-game advertising supplanted the need for a game based on brands. Can i get an Amazon based Factorio? Did i miss something? Any ideas?

Avatar image for jewunit
jewunit

1190

Forum Posts

760

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

I don't know if they were overt in their advertising, but advertising mascots got their share of mascot platformers. Cool Spot, Chester Cheetah, and the Noid all got games.

Avatar image for chaser324
chaser324

9004

Forum Posts

14877

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 13

#3  Edited By chaser324  Moderator

Advergames are rare these days, but they do still come along occasionally. Games are expensive to make, and I'm sure it's easier for these brands to just do deals to feature their product in other established games (Monster Energy in Death Stranding for example).

That said, a very recent example that comes to mind is Devolverland Expo - basically just a loose framework of a game around a bunch of game trailers. There was also that KFC VR training game that came out a couple of years ago.

Avatar image for imhungry
imhungry

1364

Forum Posts

1241

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 3

There was that KFC Dating Sim.

Avatar image for banefirelord
BaneFireLord

3788

Forum Posts

638

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 6

Doritos Crash Course and that Sour Patch Kids game come to mind.

Avatar image for fourthline
fourthline

277

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 11

User Lists: 7

@imhungry: Forgot about the KFC dating game. Is that available still? Was that a promo you had to buy into?

Avatar image for thisisacooltag
ThisIsACoolTag

147

Forum Posts

1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I Love You Colonel Sanders is still available for free on Steam

Avatar image for thedarkwayne
TheDarkWayne

41

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

KFC also recently had that VR game where the voice of the Colonel taught you how to prepare chicken.

This also reminds me of how Burnout or Midnight Club or BF 2143 had ads for like Burger King or Gillette razors. I thought that stuff was hilarious and almost miss it compared to microtransactions and such

Avatar image for panfoot
Panfoot

517

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

There was the gamecube game Darkened Skye, which was a fantasy action adventure game where all the magic was performed with Skittles(seriously).

Avatar image for efesell
Efesell

5863

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#11 Efesell  Online

@panfoot said:

There was the gamecube game Darkened Skye, which was a fantasy action adventure game where all the magic was performed with Skittles(seriously).

This game is amazingly terrible. Everyone should look into it.

Avatar image for doombot13
doombot13

478

Forum Posts

16

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

They just remade Chex Quest recently, I think that's free.

Avatar image for lungjaw
Lungjaw

21

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Fortnite

Avatar image for chaser324
chaser324

9004

Forum Posts

14877

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 13

#14 chaser324  Moderator
Avatar image for nuttism
Nuttism

36

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#15  Edited By Nuttism

Pepsiman!

Avatar image for fourthline
fourthline

277

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 11

User Lists: 7

@efesell: Was it a paid for game? I would have definitely picked it up at the time if it were free.

Avatar image for efesell
Efesell

5863

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#17 Efesell  Online

@fourthline: Oh definitely not free. It tried very hard to present as a normal game until you were in it and they start talking about magic Skittles.