San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2010
2Bee Games, an online community for independent game developers, gamers and video game enthusiasts, has announced the launch of a video game development contest while at the 2010 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this past week. The contest will challenge independent developers to create and submit new and exciting video games for the chance to be the next big thing in interactive software. Game industry experts will award $100,000 and a multi-platform publishing deal to the developer of their choice while the online community will award a cash prize to the developer whose game earns the most votes. The contest rules will be posted and the competition will begin on May 1 at 2BeeGames.com.
2Bee Games’ contest asks amateur developers to submit their original, non-commissioned work which is then voted on by the online community and industry experts. The game that receives the most votes from industry experts will be announced as the Publisher’s Choice; the winner will receive a multi-platform publishing deal with Zoo Games, a leading publisher of interactive software, and a $100,000 prize. The game that receives the most votes from the online community, known as “The Hive”, will be announced as the Community Favorite and receive a cash prize along with the opportunity to be published.
This contest will be the third time that 2Bee Games has sought out hidden talent in order to showcase indie developers’ creativity on a national platform. “We are thrilled to extend this contest once again,” said Mark Seremet, industry veteran and CEO of Zoo Games. “The talent and creativity that lies within independent developers is incredible, and we are very excited to see what they come up with this time around.” The first two contest winners, Auditorium and Storm, are set to hit multiple retail and digital platforms in 2010.
Although Zoo Games is initially offering a publishing deal for one lucky developer, the potential to offer more than one deal is a reality. “There is a chance that we will receive numerous games with publishing potential throughout the contest,” said Seremet. “We will consider providing more than one publishing contract should the submission warrant it, and with the level of innovation that developers have shown in contests past, it’s a great possibility. For developers, this is an opportunity for their games to reach millions of consumers.”
For more information on the contest, visit http://www.2BeeGames.com.
About Zoo Publishing, Inc.
Zoo Publishing, Inc. is an interactive leader in the gaming experience. Focused on licensing, developing and publishing a wide variety of casual and family-friendly video games for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Playstation®2 system, PSP (PlayStation®Portable) system, iPhone™, and PC, Zoo Publishing continues to set and surpass standards in the video game industry. The company’s customers are comprised of national and regional retailers, specialty retailers, and video game rental outlets. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Zoo Publishing, Inc. is parent company to Zoo Games, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.zoogamesinc.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 about Zoo Publishing, Inc. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements, based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Zoo Publishing, Inc.'s management, are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: general economic conditions; geopolitical events and regulatory changes; requirements or changes adversely affecting the businesses in which Zoo Games is engaged; demand for the products and services that Zoo Games provides, as well as other relevant risks detailed in Zoo Publishing, Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The information set forth herein should be read in light of such risks. Zoo Publishing, Inc. assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release.