A new game is now available on Android and iPhone which encourages you to steal (virtually, that is) from others. After downloading “Snatch” you can win prizes by grabbing virtual parcels. Within those parcels are real prizes, including a year’s free pizza from Pizza Hut and a year of university fees!
Those who have already started playing with their snatch account have grabbed 41,000 packages. London has quickly become the “snatch capital”, but you’ll need to ensure that you defend your snatch too. Prizes can be won and then stolen off you, and the 250,000 total available parcels are worth £15 million.
The app is an augmented reality app which will help you keep fit by getting you outside to win the prizes.
Joe Martin, Founder and CEO of Snatch said…
Why build a fantastical world to escape and play in, when the world we live in can provide an incredible landscape, rich with obstacles and other players ready to snatch your parcels? And you are rewarded with cool prizes worth playing for if you win? When I was young, I was told not to “snatch” but this game turns that truism on its head and makes it fun which feels wrong! This is all about winning, against your friends and strangers.
So, if you want to win clothes, pizza, entertainment passes and a lot more prizes besides, give this free app a try. The idea is similar to Pokemon Go, and you may end up bumping into people also playing the app. So, make some new friends, get Snatch.
More info on what makes Snatch so good can be found below..
THOUSANDS TAKE TO STEALING ON BRITAIN’S STREETS PLAYING NEW MOBILE GAME ‘SNATCH’
· Brits going “steal-crazy” as they are swiping virtual parcels using Augmented Reality on their mobiles to claim real prizes
· Prizes include free pizza for a year from Pizza Hut Delivery and personalised jars of Marmite for a winner and their Facebook friends
· London becomes stealing capital of the UK as players snatch 41,200 parcels in a week
LONDON, DECEMBER 2016: Christmas has come early this year with the launch of a new mobile game that has turned the UK in to a massive virtual treasure hunt. 250,000 prize parcels – worth £15 million – are being peppered across the UK every day thanks to new mobile game, Snatch. Players are using their mobile phones and augmented reality to discover and steal virtual parcels from each other. If they can hold on and defend their parcels from other players, real prizes from some of the coolest UK brands are revealed. Some of the prizes on offer include a year’s worth of clothes from TopShop and TopMan, a years’ worth of university fees paid for or even free haircuts for a year with Rock, Pamper, Scissors.
London has quickly become the ‘snatch-capital’ of the UK with more than 41,200 parcels stolen in the last week with users spending an average of 49 minutes a day playing the game – 16 minutes above the national average. Liverpool is next in line with 31,450 parcels stolen and 44 minutes spent playing the game daily. The busiest times for stealing across the UK are during commute hours or after 10.30pm at night.
Top 10 Cities for Snatch-tivity in the UK
Average gamer play per day
The game is the brainchild of former forensic scientist and behavioural expert, Joe Martin and has been in development for two years. Joe became tired of playing mobile games where he paid real money for virtual currency and virtual prizes, but without getting anything tangible for his efforts. Snatch encourages you to use the landscape around you to discover places, engage with real people and keep fit at the same time.
Joe Martin, Founder and CEO of Snatch said, “Why build a fantastical world to escape and play in, when the world we live in can provide an incredible landscape, rich with obstacles and other players ready to snatch your parcels? And you are rewarded with cool prizes worth playing for if you win? When I was young, I was told not to “snatch” but this game turns that truism on its head and makes it fun which feels wrong! This is all about winning, against your friends and strangers.”
There are 250,000 prizes available for everyone, every day including:
1. A year’s worth of clothes from TopShop and TopMan
2. A years’ worth of university fees paid for by Snatch HQ
3. Personalised Marmite Jars for you and ALL your Facebook friends
4. Free haircuts for a year with Rock, Pamper, Scissors
5. Free pizza for a year with Pizza Hut Delivery
6. A year’s worth of clothes from TopShop and TopMan
7. Two month’s NOW TV Entertainment Pass
8. £10 off your next order with Just Eat
9. Free range of shaving products by Cornerstone
10. Free house cleaning from HouseKeep
11. Cocktail Masterclass for six people courtesy of All Bar One
Joe Martin continued: “We are so excited to get the UK out and active, playing Snatch and winning real prizes. I’ve spent two years developing this game and it’s an amazing feeling to see it finally go live to the British public across the country, just in time for Christmas.”
This is Snatch. Life’s a game. Join in.