We're only a few weeks into 2013, but it's already shaping up to be an exciting year! A little electronic birdie has informed us that Neo-Pangea's Intern Abuser event has been selected as a finalist in the Amusement category of the 2013 SXSW Interactive Awards! Our robotic baby will soon face off against stiff competition from Microsoft, Atari, Lego, and Jellyvision Games.
It's exhilarating to get a nod from SXSW, so we're looking forward to rubbing elbows with our technological peers and taking in the Texas sights. We're already trying to figure out how to get our spurs through airport security... With a little luck, we'll be flying home with a polished cow skull wearing a bolo tie and another trophy for our crowded award shelf.
A ground-breaking interactive experiment in high-tech tomfoolery, the Intern Abuser event was an international success. The experience fused custom robotics, HTML, digital & mechanical gaming elements, and lighthearted skullduggery into a hilarious cybernetic fun machine. Players from all over the world were granted an exclusive opportunity to aim and fire our robotic weaponry over the Internet at targets in our office. Meanwhile, live video feeds and social media components kept participants actively engaged via an elegant custom browser-based interface.
The 20th annual SXSW Interactive Festival will take place March 8-12, 2013 in Austin, Texas. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the event features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology. Scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders are on tap, along with special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games, and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to "big picture" analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to experience a preview of what is unfolding in the world of technology.
Consider yourself warned, Texas... Neo-Pangea is coming, and our carry-ons will be packed with East Coast swagger.