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Challenge Guidlines
Pitch an inspiring concept to the people who can help you realize it. 1) Who are you/your team? 2) Highlight the problem you've identified. 3) What’s your solution/concept? 4) How will it work? 5) Tell a brief and engaging story. Be clear. Keep it simple. 6) Why do you think your solution will change SA? 7) Your solution must be sustainable. 8) Be a SUPER MAVERICK! We need to see/hear/feel your energy, passion and commitment coming across! Include images/demo.
Challenge Deadline
20/09/2012
Training Tips
Brainstorming Tips
Supernews 101

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PLAY FOR REAL

SOLVE REAL WORLD PROBLEMS PLAYING VIRTUAL GAMES

BE A GAME-CHANGER

You DON’T have to be a techie, whizz-kid, geek or gaming guru.
You DO have to be an imagineer, problem-solver and creative visionary. You need to be a GAME-CHANGER!

EPIC WIN
Stand a chance to win the Super Prize valued at R200 000 to make your idea happen!

  1. We’ll gamify your ‘real-world solution’ concept by turning it into a REAL ‘virtual game’ on Mxit – with your name on it and Moola in your pocket
  2. Experience your own REAL-LIFE launch & promo campaign
  3. We’ll put YOU in the news, so your game can PLAY IT 4WD

GAME PLAN
Pitch your VIRTUAL GAME CONCEPT for a REAL WORLD SOLUTION:

  1. Identify ANY South African social problem (eg: education, poverty, hunger, teen pregnancy, food security, pollution, poaching, crime, corruption, disease, conflict, drugs, energy, ethics, housing, transport, etc) – and CREATE A VIRTUAL SOLUTION!
  2. Make sure it uses game play and game mechanics to create an experience as well as teach fundamental skills like: strategy, timing, teamwork, awareness, leadership, problem solving, resilience, creativity, communication, persistence, survival, resourcefulness, sharing, initiative taking, freedom, trust, patience, courage, etc.
  3. Make it a game that matters – and that moves your gamers into REAL action.
  4. Make it a game YOU’D like to play!
  5. Inspire positive change!

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

  1. Watch the “PLAY FOR REAL” video above
  2. Go to Brainstorming Tips
  3. Sign up as a CHANGE MAKER (fly solo or recruit a multi-talented team). Please enter in your individual capacity/ies and not on behalf of an organisation.
  4. Pitch your VIRTUAL GAME CONCEPT in a 1 minute video clip or in +/- 500 words. (See Challenge Guidelines on top LHS)
  5. Click the YELLOW BANNER below to post your pitch or email it to superidea@supernews.co.za

GAME ON

PITCH IDEA ONLINE: Thursday, 20th September, 2012
VOTE ONLINE: Mon 24th – Wed 26th September (send the TOP 10 ideas to Super Stage)
SUPER STAGE EVENT: Stellenbosch University, Thursday 4th October 2012. (You make the Top 10, we fly you in)

Mxit Tips

  1. Understand the average Mxit user – they are your gaming audience;
  2. Check out the most successful SA/Mxit games and how they are played (eg: Mobiraba, Cabango, JudgeMe, BattleTrivia, etc);
  3. Familiarise yourselves with the most popular phones used on Mxit.
  4. Find case studies of the ‘gamification’ of eg: education (mLearning), or health (mHealth), etc.

INSPIRATION

  1. http://blog.ted.com/2010/03/17/gaming_can_make/
  2. http://worldwithoutoil.org/metavideo.htm
  3. http://company.zynga.com/games/farmville/
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U
  5. http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53177
  6. http://www.bazookagames.com/battle-trivia/
  7. http://www.bandwidthblog.com/2012/04/05/motribe-judgeme-app-mxit-explosive-user-growth/

 


 

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