As a game, it probably won’t be anything special. As a way to try to get a wad of free Marriott rewards points, however, Xplor is looking like a pretty sweet deal.
Marriott partnered up with Evviva Games to make Xplor, a free game being released for iOS devices. The game takes your customizable avatar around the world to Sao Paulo, New York, Paris, Dubai, and Beijing. While you’re there, you’ll get a sampler platter of mini games – you’ll need to find clues, solve puzzles, suss out brainteasers, and answer a few trivia questions in order to save your kidnapped Aunt Sophia. Nothing groundbreaking, but keep your eye on the prize.
The prize would be tons of rewards points. Every time you complete one on the five cities, you are entered for a chance to win 100,000 rewards points, with 100,000 being given out for each city. Finishing the whole game will give you a chance to win the grand prize – 200,000 rewards points and a trip around the world, with two runners-up getting 150,000 rewards points each.
While you’re in-game, you can chat with and friend other players using the app itself, if you need a little help with a challenge and no one’s done a GameFAQs walkthrough yet. There are also leaderboards you can check out. And, if you don’t want the fun to stop, good news – neither does Marriott. There are a few cities that they are considering adding to Xplor in the future. No word on whether or not the promotion will extend to those, though.