LONG LIFE LOVE

TitleLONG LIFE LOVE
ClientSUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES,
Product / ServiceDUNLOP
CategoryB01. User Experience Design (UX)
EntrantGREAT WORKS Tokyo, JAPAN
Idea Creation GREAT WORKS Tokyo, JAPAN

The Campaign

[Let a love simulation game teach you the value of endurance.] To make tires more exciting and memorable, we decided that we would not simply advertise a tire: we had build something much more emotionally involving, unique, and fun. We united the different concepts of a tough, durable tire with those of “enduring love” as these twin aspects of “long-lasting” can be easily linked by puns in Japanese, and we knew that connecting tires to ideas about love would create a stir. With this in mind we designed the layout to mimic interactions on a social network, on which our users can feel as if they are really talking to the characters.

Creative Execution

At the timing of the launch of this game, it was not just a news release that was used to publicize the game. It tied up with a YouTuber comedian’s YouTube video, which was replayed 120,000 times. This tie-up contributed greatly to the penetration of the features of the products among the target generation as well as other people, and this game became a popular topic of conversation among them. In most of normal love games, players enjoy the process until the time of starting dating. However, in this love game, players start with the beginning of dating and enjoy how long they can sustain their relationships. In farewell scenes between players and their lovers, words in the dialogue have phrases related to cars or the tire manufacturer’s unique expressions.

Credits

Name Company Position
YO SUZUKI Great Works KK Creative Director
HIROKI OBARA GREAT WORKS KK Producer
ICHIRO SHIMURA HINATA Ltd. Director
ENRICO CICCU HINATA Ltd. Art Director/Video director
YUKI KAWAHARA HINATA Ltd. Engineer
SHUNSUKE OKA HINATA Ltd. Engineer
HIROYUKI KASUGA Honeycomb Lab. Inc. Engineer
RYOUTA IWATATE Writer's OFFICE Copywriter
KENJIRO FUKUDA Freelance Production assistant
TAKASHI UBUKATA HINATA Ltd. Production Support
KEN NISHIKAWA Freelance Lighting operator/Saund operator
REINA IIDA Ace co.,ltd Hair and makeup
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