Entries Tagged as 'November '08'

BBC ‘The Box’ Flash Game Competition Now OPEN!

The Facebook Developer Garage London is helping the BBC to find a fun flash game as part of their ‘The Box’ project, tracking a BBC branded shipping container as it travels around the world, transporting goods by sea, road and rail, to educate about globalisation. They’re looking for an enjoyable (and potentially educational) game which is related to the box project in some way. Any individual can submit a game they’ve created, with the final winning game available for the public to play on bbc.co.uk/thebox – and if you turn the game into a social network application, will link to this as well. Although the BBC isn’t allowed to actively promote developers it will place your name alongside the winning game on the site to acknowledge your efforts – a great showcase for your work. You’ll also have the chance to come into BBC headquarters to spend a day with the digital team and be interviewed for the site.

Jeremy Hillman, the BBC Business Editor, came to the November garage to tell us about the project – see the video below. To enter, simply email a link to your game to [email protected], along with your contact details. The entry MUST be from a named individual and not from a company or commercial organisation, and you must own the complete copyright to the game. We’ll be accepting entries until Friday 19th December. The top game will be selected from the entries by a judging board made up of Facebook Garage committee members, school children and other independent experts – the final winner will be announced on The Box website and at the Facebook Developer Garage on January 21st 2009, with the winning game continuing to be featured on the site for the duration of the project. 


BBC The Box Flash Game Competition! from Joshua March on Vimeo.

November Garage – Speaker Line-up

This month at the garage, I’ll be taking a look at the FaceBook Fund winners, and what this means for the future of Facebook. Also on:
*Why your Apps have broken! Tom Gallagher with what we really need to know on why our apps keep breaking.
* Adknowledge John Cole is back with news on their new engagement applicaitons
*Ned Walley from Zong talks about their mobile payment system and how it can be integrated with applications
* Emmett Kilduf from CMyPitch talks about their new social network connecting angels and entrepreneurs
*The Power of Social Media – Streisan Chapman from Bebo explores the effect Social Media has.
* What’s New – the latest on the Platform with Iskandar Najmuddin from Nudge
* Mat Clayton from Wakari shows us Friendscore, a new application for Experian which has some very cool features to see how much time people spend on Facebook
* Jeremy Hillman from the BBC talks about ‘The Box’ Flash Game competition
Plus the usual Pizza, Beer and networking!

Tickets on sale now at: novembergarage.eventbrite.com

BBC’s ‘The Box’ Flash Game Competition

The Facebook Developer Garage London is helping the BBC to find a fun flash game as part of their ‘The Box’ project, tracking a BBC branded shipping container as it travels around the world, transporting goods by sea, road and rail, to educate about globalisation. Any individual can submit a flash game they’ve created, with the final winner being voted on by the public. The winning game will be available for the public to play on bbc.co.uk/thebox – and if you turn the game into a social network application, will link to this as well. Although the BBC isn’t allowed to actively promote developers it has agreed to place your name alongside the winning game on the site to acknowledge your efforts which should be a great showcase for your work. Journalists from the BBC will be coming to the next garage on 12th November to tell us more about the Box project, when we’ll be releasing more details on how to enter the competition.
You can buy tickets for the garage at novembergarage.eventbrite.com and can see the Facebook event here.