17 December 2008

Win$100,000 in Online Game Based on the TV show LEVERAGE

This press release came from my e-mail and the good people from TNT.

If you've been watching Leverage starring Timothy Hutton and Gina Bellman, you may get a chance to win $100,000 in an online game inspired by it. If you haven't caught on it yet, here's a sneak peek:

The full press release is below. Please read the fine print to the game mechanics:

Starting this Sunday, Dec. 7, viewers will have a chance to win $100,000 by helping the team from TNT’s new series LEVERAGE get payback against a dirty double-crosser. The exciting, multipart “Get Ready to Get Even” online game1 will launch at leverageHQ.com in conjunction with the commercial-free premiere of LEVERAGE, starring Academy Award® winner Timothy Hutton.

The “Get Ready to Get Even” game involves the LEVERAGE team’s attempt to plant $100,000 in bribe money in the office of a corrupt executive. Their plan goes awry, however, when they are double-crossed and forced into hiding, leaving the money stashed in the trunk of a Hyundai Genesis2. Game players are encouraged to complete 11 missions over the course of the series to recover the cash and solve the mystery of who double-crossed them. Those who complete a mission will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win $100,000 in prize money.

TNT’s LEVERAGE follows a team of thieves, hackers and grifters who seek revenge against those who use power and wealth to victimize others. Hutton stars as Nate Ford, a former insurance investigator whose son died as a result of corporate greed, paving the way for his new profession. His highly skilled team is played by Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge. LEVERAGE comes to TNT from Electric Entertainment and executive producers Dean Devlin and John Rogers. The series will premiere Sunday, Dec. 7, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), then move into its regular timeslot, Tuesdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning Dec. 9.

1 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Sweepstakes ends 2/25/09. Void where prohibited. Subject to complete official rules available at www.LeverageHQ.com or by mail to “Leverage $100,000 Mission Sweepstakes Rules”, c/o LeadDog Marketing Group, 159 W. 25th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001. SPONSOR: TNT Originals, Inc.

2 No money is hidden. Search for money is for entertainment purposes only; all searching must be conducted online at www.LeverageHQ.com through game play