20th November 2013. Bristol, UK. Independent developer Opposable Games is celebrating beating nearly 100 entrants to walk away with the IC tomorrow Digital Innovation Content award for second-screen use in a game for their upcoming space action title Salvaged. Run by the Technology Strategy Board and supported by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, the award includes a £25,000 grant to support prototype development of the studio’s innovative second-screen technology.
Salvaged marks the next step in Opposable’s ongoing commitment to building its powerful and flexible in-house second-screen connected technology – One Touch Connect. The real-time tactical action game will feature unique controls and gameplay that have already been tested in a proof-of-concept demo shared with the IC tomorrow judging panel, and this grant will now enable the integration and rigorous testing of a range of other technically demanding features that will further bring the exciting game concept to life.
IC tomorrow’s Digital Innovation Contest was launched in September by the Technology Strategy Board and sought to support the development of five innovative commercial prototypes across five different areas of the games industry, with up to £25,000 available to the winners in each category. In addition to the funding award, Challenge winners will also benefit from a range of networking, mentoring, user testing and promotional support, as well as retaining their own IP.
Opposable’s Managing Director Ben Trewhella is delighted with the studio’s success in the competition: “We’ve long been passionate about using second-screen innovations to connect players with gaming experiences in new and exciting ways, and to get recognition of the potential of our One Touch Connect technology from the TSB and SCEE is a wonderful endorsement of the team’s hard work and vision. We’re really looking forward to further proving out Salvaged and sharing some of it with the public in the new year.”
As the studio continues work on Salvaged, it also furthers its gradual evolution towards an own-IP, self-funded future but it continues to actively seek out other partners who are equally passionate about creating connected experiences across the current and new generation of gaming devices. To this end they will be attending Game Connection Paris from 3rd-5th December 2013 and encourage anyone looking to collaborate on second-screen projects to contact them for a meeting.
For more information on Salvaged please register for updates on the official website at salvagedgame.com.
For all business enquiries and Game Connection meetings please contact Ben Trewhella at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT OPPOSABLE GAMES:
Opposable Games was formed in 2011 by Ben Trewhella, who previously founded the UK’s largest mobile app agency Mubaloo, and James Parker, a games designer with 15 years experience on triple-A, mobile and freemium games, and a management team with 45 years of games development experience across over 70 titles. The studio focuses on second screen games that connect iOS, Android and PC platforms, and have developed their own releases as well as a number of companion games to TV properties.