The new Tomb Raider game reimagined the iconic heroine Lara Croft as a gritty survivalist. So instead of doing a normal billboard, we turned an advertising channel into an entertainment channel. Survival Billboard was a billboard on which eight gamers stood in a test of Lara Croft-like grit and inner strength. The last fan standing would win. The contestants faced blizzards, downpours, wind and heat, all controlled by the public via a live stream. Viewers gave up sleep to watch the billboard, supporting and speculating about the people on it. In one day, the oldest advertising medium was reimagined as a gripping reality show.
We created long-form copy ads and posters that focused solely on what other ads try to hide: the terms & conditions. The ads explained in detail all the gruelling experiences that a contestant would face on the billboard.
"Xbox has stepped up to the plate."
- Digital Buzz Blog
"There are video game stunts. And then there is this."
"Xbox's survival stunt brings us one step closer to Hunger Games."
- The Verge