Optus, Australian telecommunications company, has an online game, “Optus Tennis Challenge”, calling for online addicts to keep a tennis ball in the air. The Optus Tennis Challenge is currently associated with the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne. The concept was developed at M&C Saatchi in 2004. Since then the game has gone through a number of evolutions.
The current game, hosted on the Optus Zoo Australian Games site, has encouragement every time the score reaches 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60. After each attempt the crowd claps politely and a ball is rolled on to the court. The new background includes a blurry crowd and three copies of the ‘Yes’ OPTUS logo.
The scoreboard currently has a high score of 2050 from Kamlesh. Currently to get on to the scoreboard you must beat the score of 78. See if you can beat my high score of 450.