Game of Happiness

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Game of Happiness

You must have already heard of Game of Thrones – the famous fantasy drama television series from HBO written by George R.R. Martin, where several royal families fight for the Iron Throne and control of Westeros.

So you must be wondering, “What is this Game of Happiness?” Ok, let me tell you. It’s an interactive game themed on the Game of Thrones, especially designed for GoT fans.

Now, your next question might be, “That’s nice, but why should I care?” Well, it has a lot to offer people who transfer money to India! As you complete each quest, you’ll earn Reward Points that you can use for discounts on your transfers to India. And when you become the Lord of a new House, you’ll increase your Reward Points multiplier which is applied to all of your transfers.

“Well, well that sounds fun, but what the heck does this have to do with Game of Thrones?”, you may inquire. Ah! my dear friend there are four houses (so far) in this game based on houses in GoT: House Stark has become House Spark with the words “Rewards are Coming”; House Lannister has become House Laughter with the words “We Always Pay Our Debts”; House Tully has become House Jolly with the words “Family, Duty, Honor” (ultimately, it’s your duty and honor to Send Happiness to your family in India); House Targaryen has become House Champion with the words “Growing Happiness”. Master all of the houses and you can become the king/queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Happiness (or, well, just four in our case – we are still small, na J).

“Ok, please stop building this suspense and just tell me how to play this lovely game?”, you say. Well, that’s again a nice question! You’ll begin at the lower ranks of House Spark and, if you’re ambitious, you can level up to become the Lord of House Champion. We will be adding more houses soon based on your feedback. One more thing, you will have to register to play, which you can do in a few clicks from here.

“Got it, now how did you come up with this crazy game?!” Well, on one fine day when I was walking near my grand and exquisite farmhouse in Shimla in the lap of the Himalayas, this chord of my mind struck and I suddenly realized Game of Happiness! Ah, you believed it? Haha, I was just kidding! It took us a lot more than just a walk to deliver this lovely game to you. Actually, my colleague Swetha from marketing wanted to create a more engaging customer journey. She told me how Dropbox is incentivizing its users for finishing small tasks. I brainstormed on that idea and realized that an incentive-based task program could be packaged as an interactive game. I also wanted to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone, and that’s when I put two and two together and came up with a GoT-inspired game, since I know many of you love GoT.

Hope you will enjoy playing this lovely game, and to hear your feedback on it so we can make it even better and expand upon it. Please send me any thoughts you have after playing (ankur@oxigenusa.com)  and Happy Gaming!!

 

Ankur has a Master’s Degree in Marketing & Finance from IIT Roorkee. He has over 4 years of work experience building world-class products at Oxigen and TCS, and works closely with the CEO to help translate the vision into products. In his free time, Ankur loves to play tennis, pool, and keep an eye on Oxigen’s competitors.

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Welcome to the Oxigen NRI Life Blog!

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Greetings and welcome to the NRI Life blog! Given our mission to maximize happiness for Indians everywhere, we decided that we must go beyond financial services and also provide information that can make life easier for Non-Resident Indians regardless of location. Just as our Facebook page is a hub for the NRI community to interact, this blog will curate content that is particularly relevant for NRIs so that you can rely on Oxigen for more than just digital payments, gifts, and money transfers.

The NRI Life blog will house articles published by our staff as well as articles from a network of bloggers and customers who want to make their voice heard about topics they are passionate about. We’re still fine tuning the scope and frequency of this blog – for which we’d love to hear your suggestions – but meanwhile you can expect to read about a broad range of things from financial news for NRIs, to immigration related matters, to food recipes and recommendations, to beauty and fashion tips, and, of course, to hear the latest news at Oxigen.

On that note, I’d like to take a moment to share Oxigen’s vision of the future with you. Imagine you could automatically pay your loved ones’ mobile, landline, TV, Internet, electricity, and gas bills every month from your credit card while earning Oxigen Reward Points and miles on your credit card. Imagine your loved ones could request money or payments from you so that you could easily approve (or reject) their requests in one swipe while Oxigen takes care of all the rest. Imagine you could seamlessly transfer value to your loved one’s Oxigen Wallet in India, and that they could immediately use that value however they wanted to – for shopping online or offline, paying bills, transferring money, or even cashing out at any of Oxigen’s 200,000 retail points across India. Imagine you could use the value stored in your Oxigen app to not only send money, but also to make purchases for yourself while traveling internationally without having to convert currencies. These are the kind of life-changing experiences we’re working on here at Oxigen. We have already established Oxigen as a pioneer of the only one-stop-shop for sending happiness to India, and the fun has just begun 🙂

If you haven’t already, please register an Oxigen account so that you can receive emails when we add new articles to this blog. Please take a minute to let us know the kinds of topics you’d like to see here, and feel free to send in a blog of your own to happiness@oxigenusa.com if you think it’s relevant to the NRI community!

Warm regards,
Amir Alexander Hasson
Founder & Chief Happiness Officer
Oxigen USA, Inc.

 

 

Amir is an accomplished entrepreneur with expertise in international business, IT, and telecom. He received his Master’s from MIT Sloan and has started 4 companies impacting the lives of millions globally. Red Herring featured Amir as one of the “Top 25 [Entrepreneurs] Under 35”. Amir enjoys yoga, kitesurfing, and travel.

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