The 7 best gamified vending machines we’ve seen so far
Over the last couple of years we’ve seen a series of amazing customized vending machines entertaining city dwellers worldwide with gamification elements like dancing, singing and recycling. Here are top 7 favorites. VOTE for your favorite from the list or add your own!
The following examples are not technically gamified vending machines, but they are the best at being one of the two: either awesomely gamified, or great vending machines:
SONY – The bottled Walkman
Can buying headphones be as simple as buying bottled water? What if we tell you the headphones will be IN the bottle, and you can get them at your pool? SONY made it possible with the clever packaging design of its new waterproof headphones – floating in water. Sure proves product quality to us!
Banco Sabadell – Coin-operated orchestra
This bonus example is not exactly a vending machine, but it captured the hearts of many when a Spanish bank celebrated its 130th anniversary by setting up an on-demand musical flash-mob. 100 musicians and singers hid in the town square of Sabadell, while a single bass-player was waiting for a trigger – a bystander to drop a coin into his hat. He then started playing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” (also the anthem of the European Union) as other musicians and the choir joined in. The Internet dubbed this campaign “best coin ever spent”:
WestJet Christmas – Miracle real-time giving
With the help of 175 WestJet volunteers, three airports and Santa himself, WestJet made a Christmas miracle happen for more than 250 guests on two Calgary-bound flights.
What are your favorite examples of gamified consumer entertainment? Add more vending machines to the list or leave a comment!