There are many popular social games that allow people to create cities for virtual dwellers, but none of them have ever helped players in their real-life living situations. Until ""PopRox Entertainment"":http://www.race4myplace.com/ CEO Mike Gramling stepped onto the scene, that is.[IMAGE]
Gramling, the mind behind city-building game ""Race 4 My Place,"" said he started to see the situation many homeowners were left in after the housing crash when he had to deal with his own mortgage burden. In response, he created PopRox's first game, which pits players in a contest to win real-life prizes-including a $200,000 mortgage payoff (or a $100,000 cash alternative).
""I wanted to create a way to give value back to homeowners, and harnessing the growing social gaming market to do that made sense,"" Gramling said. ""It's time to stop playing for fake plows and barn bucks and win big, real big.""
In the game, players race to construct their own virtual version of Los Angeles. Users who successfully complete the building of their city will be entered into the grand prize drawing, which will be held after the game ends in March 2013. In addition to having a chance at the grand prize, players who sign up early will have a weekly opportunity to win monthly mortgage payments (or $1,061 cash).
Interested gamers can register through ""Facebook"":https://www.facebook.com/Race4MyPlace?fref=ts. Registration has already started, and the game is scheduled to launch in December. Monthly prize drawings are already underway.
""Race 4 My Place"" is free to play and open to U.S. residents. Winners must be over the age of 18.