MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced it is partnering with Google on the latest Art, Copy & Code project – an interactive, in-store mobile experience designed to delight Target guests of all ages this holiday season. Bullseye’s Playground is a mobile game experience that features Target’s bull terrier mascot Bullseye and other characters. In select Target stores, guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Bullseye’s Playground using Google’s new Project Tango Development Tablet that will transform the store into a 3D winter playground.
“Target and Google are creating a new kind of holiday magic with Bullseye’s Playground,” said Alan Wizemann, vice president of product, Target.com and Mobile. “With this partnership, we’re using cutting-edge mobile technology to elevate the in-store holiday experience to provide Target guests a glimpse into the future of retail – where mobile brings together virtual experiences and physical stores.”
“Google’s Art, Copy & Code partnerships explore how creativity and technology can work hand in hand to build brands,” said Ben Malbon, Google’s Director of Creative Partnerships. “For each project, we partner with an iconic brand that pushes the boundaries of digital experiences. Consumers are embracing mobile devices as an essential tool and we wanted to work with Target to show how mobile offers a way to make the in-store experience both fun and memorable.”
Bullseye’s Playground Mobile Game Experience
Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 2, Target guests can use their mobile devices to access Bullseye’s Playground both in and out of stores. Guests can visit Target.com/Play on their mobile device to play six interactive games, including sledding, ice fishing, snowball fights and more. In-store signage will prompt guests to play and discover special codes throughout the store to unlock characters and new game levels. For every game played with Bullseye’s Playground, Target will donate $1 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – up to $1 million.
Project Tango Development Tablet Experiences
In select Target stores, guests can be among the first to try out Google’s Project Tango Development Tablets to transform the store into a 3D winter playground. Guests will use the tablet screen to step into a winter wonderland that changes as they move around the store. Within the experience, guests will interact with characters like Bullseye and Zoomer Dino while they discover virtual activities like taking part in a snowball fight or playing a xylophone made out of icicles.
Project Tango Development Tablets will be available for guests at the following Target locations:
- Dec. 4-7, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Sunnyvale Target, 298 W. McKinley Ave. Sunnyvale, CA
- Chicago Near North Target, 2656 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
- Dec. 11-14, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Dallas Cityplace Market Target, 2417 N. Haskell Ave. Dallas, TX
- Roseville Target, 1515 County Road B W Roseville, MN
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,934 stores – 1,801 in the United States and 133 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit ABullseyeView.com or follow@TargetNews on Twitter.