watchdogsSet in my own hometown of Chicago, IL, the PC/console game Watch Dogs (or WATCH_DOGS if you're down with stylized titles) is high up on my most-wanted-non-iOS-games list. It made a huge splash at E3 2012, and sort of floundered around missing its original release window of "late 2013" and now is set for a launch on May 27th, 2014. Why is this PC/console hacker-centric open-world action-adventure game relevant on TouchArcade? Well, it turns out people are winning actual valuable prizes by playing the Canada-only iOS promotional game, Watch Dogs Live [Free].

In the game, you use your iPhone's GPS to wander around Canada, targeting and hacking real-world locations. It sounds like a pretty typical geolocation based game with the main difference being Ubisoft is actually dishing out prizes like crazy leading up to the release of its PC/console counterpart. One player, who goes by hacker alias "Dizzy0321" won a 2014 Scion Tc playing the game. With the launch of the "full" game pushed back, Ubisoft has extended Watch Dogs Live, and is offering up a new grand prize: A trip for four to the snowed-over arctic paradise that is Chicago (which, as mentioned, is also the setting of the game).

Keep in mind, you really have to be a Canadian to be eligible for prizes. While "Canadians" with Canadian iTunes accounts can download the game, you need to be a verifiable Canadian resident to win. We don't normally post about this sort of thing, but, at the same time, it isn't normal to win a car playing a free to play game.

Canadian App Store Link: Watch Dogs Live, Free

  • Alexythimia23

    Soccerhino developer is saying you can win a Lamborghini!! To try and get downloads on the game!! Is everyone going to start saying you can win a car for downloads?? Sheesh...

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      We didn't post about this the first time around because it was one of those "Oh, yeah, win a car, sure" kind of things. ...But, they came good on it.

      • Alexythimia23

        Nice to know they did as it was implemented right, but you probably know yourself the developer for soccerhino, made a claim to give a Lamborghini away?! And on the forum there were all these people dissecting his there terms and conditions which made it such a pathetic ploy that it was just embarrassing lol but yeah defo agree with you that is a big deal that they gave something like that away! Would be nice to see some genuine oppertunitys like this thrown into the mix for iOS games, like buy kotor and get a chance to win a date with princess leia... If only lol

  • GordLacey

    "A trip for four to the snowed-over arctic paradise that is Chicago"

    Keep in mind that's a "Southern destination" for us Canadians ;)

  • Nekku

    Damn...these Canadians again.

  • CypherColt

    You also can't play it on a Jailbroken iPhone because of cheaters with a gps spoofer.

  • OrangeJews

    So, what's a Scion Tc?

    • Ollivar Frank

      A car.

  • ineptidude

    So I guess it actually is possible to download a car

    • xzeldax3

      Once we can with 3D printers, that whole ad will be invalid.