Helping the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving, particularly for millennial men, Tombras has developed Last Call 360, a virtual-reality game aimed at encouraging them to reconsider combining drinking and driving.
An immersive mobile experience that can be enhanced with a VR headset and headphones (such as Google Cardboard), players choose between a cocktail lounge or sports bar setting. Once inside, users are led through the experience by YouTube star MatPat, making choices between having drinks, playing various bar games (including darts, shuffleboard and alcohol-fact trivia) and hanging out with “friends,” all while keeping an eye on a drink meter and trying to maintain diminishing visual focus before making a decision on whether to drive home.
According to Executive Vice President Dooley Tombras, “Virtual reality is the perfect environment to get this message across to an audience we know engages with the technology. We wanted to engage players and keep the experience relevant, while still getting a visual message across at holiday time.”
The Tombras Group is a 230-person, full-service advertising agency with a digital mindset. In the brand-building business since 1946, the family-owned agency serves national and global clients. In 2015, Tombras was recognized as Ad Age Small Agency of the Year, and in 2016 it was ranked by Palma Consulting as Independent Agency of the Year. Tombras connects data and creativity for business results. Offices are located in Washington, D.C.; Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville with headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. More information: www.tombras.com.