Achieving a high score in your favorite mobile game could soon earn you a spot in Guinness World Records.
Thanks to a partnership with Kiip, a startup that provides real-world rewards for in-game achievements, Guinness will begin listing the most talented mobile game players in future editions of its famous world record book. Every Kiip-enabled game will be tracked and has the potential of becoming a world record. Kiip will maintain the leaderboards that determine the world record holders.
“At Kiip, we’ve built an entirely new ad model around achievement moments,” Kiip CEO Brian Wong told Mashable. “As a network, we wanted to find continuous ways to accelerate growth and to broaden the brand of Kiip to be more than just rewards, but to be simply rewarding. We wanted to find the ultimate recognition for the moments that fuel our network. And what could be more recognizing than a world record.”
To kick things off, Guiness and Kiip are launching a five-day competition for the popular iPhone game Mega Jump. The person who achieves the highest score between September 28 and October 3 will be placed in the 2012 Guinness World Records 2012 Gamers Edition for “The Highest Score Achieved on Mega Jump.”
The partnership is a big win for Kiip, whose network of games continues to expand. While it was nice to win some Pop Chips for previous in-game achievements, having the chance to win a world record will likely take game engagement to a whole different level.
Would having the opportunity to achieve a world record motivate you to play an iPhone or Android game more? Let us know in the comments.