Insurance company Aetna is banking on a new partnership with social game developer Mindbloom Partners that it hopes will motivate its customers to live healthier lifestyles. Mindbloom will deliver its game Life Game to Aetna customers. The game, which launched last July, encourages players to live healthier, more balanced lives by providing a variety of challenges related to health, spirituality, relationships, leisure, lifestyle, finances, creativity, and career.
Players grow and maintain a "Life Tree" that represents the life players want to have. As the player progresses, branches and leaves representing specific goals grow and they are rewarded with virtual currency to unlock new features and content.
"Considering that Americans are spending over $200 billion a year on healthy living products and services, but the rates of chronic health conditions and obesity continue to rise, the time is right for a new approach to engaging people in achieving better overall health," says Aetna's medical director of health and wellness Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH.
Aetna's offering will be released this fall.
Source: Serious Games Source