Knight News Challenge: My Media Empire - Learn the News, Amass a Fortune, Conquer with Friends -
We (Warning Label Games) have entered the Knight News Challenge with My Media Empire - Learn the News, Amass a Fortune, Conquer with Friends. We think this is a great initiative from the Knight Foundation and that we can make a great Facebook game to engage people in the news. We need your help and feedback on our entry - let us know in the comments of the original post if you love the idea, have great suggestions to improve it etc. The more feedback and interaction we get, the more likely we are to progress to the next round. We have an amazing community and want you guys involved in the development of all our games!
1. What do you propose to do? [20 words]
Make a media-empire building Facebook game (think: SIM). Players win through interaction with current and past news stories… Keep on readin on the Knight News Challenge Blog…
According to How Stuff Works - these are the Top 10 Most Dangerous Distracted Driving Habits! Which of these will feature in our new game? Sign-up and be the first to find out!
10. Eating and Drinking
9. Applying make-up or grooming
8. Tending to Fido or Kitty
7. Keeping an eye on the kids
6. Driving while drowsy
5. Fiddling with entertainment or onboard electronics
4. Watching a roadside diversion
3. Texting and updating social media
2. Day dreaming
1. Talking on the phone
Have you seen someone doing any of these things while driving? Join us on the Twitter #DDisNUTS or get involved in the conversation on Facebook.
Distracted Driving is NUTS!
Thank you @idemsto for the tweet. Seen a Nut on the road? Tweet about it on #DDisNUTS!
Distracted driving at it’s best! I just saw someone playing the FLUTE (musical instrument) while driving on Bank St. #strangeaddiction— Laurence de Montigny (@ldemsto) March 12, 2012
Don’t you hate it when people pop-up in the background and ruin your self portrait!
Ahead of the launch of our new game - our aim is to get 5,474 people (the same amount that were killed by distracted driving in 2009) to share one very simple message that could SAVE LIVES – Distracted driving is NUTS!
Join our campaign, spread the message and you could WIN a brand spanking new iPad - yep we’re talking about the iPad 3!
Mr Higinbotham was a good friend of our Professor’s
In today’s History Page, we bring you the history of the world’s first video game!
Since its establishment in 1947, Brookhaven National Laboratory on New York’s Long Island has spawned seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries — and one multibillion-dollar entertainment industry.
Tennis for Two escaped the notice of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, but the world’s first video game — invented by physicist William Higinbotham in 1958 — has had a greater impact on the wider world than many of the lab’s Nobel-crowned efforts. Even so, Higinbotham never earned a cent for his efforts.
We believe we can help achieve just that with the release of our upcoming game for iPad, Don’t Kill the Squirrel!
BUT as scientists, we like to prove our assumptions. So leading up to the launch of Don’t Kill the Squirrel!, The Professor has designed a little experiment of his own that tests the power of spreading a message that benefits society in return for reward.
Get 5,474 people (the same amount that were killed by distracted driving in 2009) to share one very simple message that could SAVE LIVES – Distracted driving is NUTS!
We all like to do good and share fun things with friends, but imagine if you could also be rewarded with the chance to WIN the ‘new iPad’ (that’s the iPad 3 in case you were counting) just for signing up for first access to our game! And what if the more you share this message with friends, the more likely you are to win…
METHODOLOGY: (How to enter)
The competition opens at 6:00pm Thursday, March 1, 2012 and runs until 11.59pm on March 31, 2012. You can come back to www.dontkillthesquirrel.com anytime, enter your email address and see how many people have clicked your link and share it again. The winner of the iPad 3 will be drawn on April 1, 2012.
Mobile gaming by the numbers… some pretty good reasons to thing we can change the world through gaming!
How squirrels celebrate leap day!