Icon is a new social role playing game by Eternal.
The year is 2040 and you are living in Instagram City, previously known as Los Angeles. You are competing to be the new @POODLES. They are a multiracial teen heartthrob with over 100k followers.
Playing is really easy!
1 - Download the app
2 - The Poodles avatar will appear
3 - Swipe to find a background you like
4 - Record a video or take a few photos
5 - Post to Instagram with @POODLES & #virtualicon
The competition will run for 3 weeks, and we will select the winner from the Instagram submissions.
The winner completely owns the @POODLES account after the competition.
You instantly have the power to be the next big avatar influencer!
Quick Note: Because of the face tracking. To play Icon, you will need to have an iPhone X or later model :)
New on-boarding + Bug fixes
We love you as Poodles, we hope you love being Poodles
Ratings and Reviews
This app has a lot to say about the future of social media and advertising. From this we are given to opportunity to create our own icon, which I see as a future industry that is exciting to explore. Although the app is basic, the competition is meant to push it’s limits. Even from reading these reviews, it is interesting to hear contestants’ intentions in playing, whether they just want an engaged account, or if they are in the game for the concept of the AI industry. This app is a great base point for what I think is exciting things to come.
Fake contest, horrendous app
This app is giving away an account with over 100k followers on Instagram. Seems great right? ...Except the fact that the account has no activity and is all bought followers. Really? You want to hook people in by giving them the illusion that they could become the next big social media influencer, when all you did was buy 100k followers? Seriously, this account gets ~700 likes per post with 100k followers - that’s not even 1% of the account’s entire audience! It’s so clear that you guys just purchased all these followers! Don’t be fooled by this app. Horrible interface, pointless app really. One star.
Developer Response ,
We would like to assure you that we grew this account organically, as it is from when we were previously a digital identity agency. We did buy followers, or anything of the sort. Obviously, because it is instagram, some of the accounts are out of our control. So I'm sure, as a result of the network, some of the accounts are fake. But that is not for our sake of padding the account with followers.
Finally. In terms of engagement. We stopped posting to the account while working on this experience for you. So the dip in engagement is tied to the fact that we were inactive while building this experience :)
A lot of fun
ICON is a lot of fun to play around with, more fun than some Snapfilters imo.
It’s super simple and easy to use, I like the tropical background.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.