A Sonic Playground – Built in One Day

Over 200 volunteers from SEGA, KaBoom! and Youth Uprising built a playground in Oakland, CA in just one day.

What better way to celebrate Sonics 20th anniversary than to build a playground? I think this is such an awesome idea and further cements in my mind that Sega are one of the best videogame companies out there and in fact goes a long way to show videogames aren’t all bad like the media likes to make it seem! As strange as it may sound I think it can be easy to forget that videogames are just as much for kids as they are for us adults that never grew up.

Good on you Sega!

SEGA building a Sonic the Hedgehog themed park in Oakland


SEGA is going to keep on celebrating Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th anniversary. SEGA of America have announced that they are helping design a custom playground inspired by the world of Sonic in East Oakland, California.

SEGA will be working with Youth UpRising and outdoor play non-profit group KaBOOM on the project. The park will be designed to serve up to 400 local kids.

SEGA volunteeres and members of East Oakland community will have a gathering on the 28th  of October to construct the park on a single day. The park will formally open on November 1st, which happens to be the release date for Sonic Generations. Oh, what a nice little promotion!

[Source: GameSetWatch]