Archive for August, 2010

Top Chef Facebook Game

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Bravo’s Top Chef just got a new Facebook connected game called Basic Training.  The new social game is a collection of cooking drills that gauge your skills in recipe recall, knife skills, and presentation.  When you think you can cut the mustard, play in competition mode and play all three drills back to back.  If you’re good enough you might be able to get ranked on the leaderboard, earn virtual goods in the form of medals and badges, brag to your friends by posting on your Facebook wall and maybe impress Padma and Tom.  So, soldier, do you think you’re up to the Bravo Top Chef Basic Training challenge?  Play now.

Animax has developed numerous social games lately with a mix of promotional marketing related ones as well as profit driven ones.  Our initial experience in the social gaming space was with virtual worlds and we continue to be active in the space — we are currently developing three different ones in addition to a couple Facebook connected games.

http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/games/basic-training

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#632 on 2010 Inc. 5000 List

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Animax Entertainment‘s rank on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America this year is 632 – not as high as last year’s top 500 rank, but still pretty good given the roller coaster ride going on in the economy at large.  Congrats, team Animax.

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Happy Birthday Smokey Bear

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Animax has been running the Smokey Bear social media effort for the Ad Council, the USFS and the State Foresters this past month and it’s honestly been a fun and rewarding adventure.  So much so we wanted to point out that Smokey just turned 66!  If you haven’t friended the Bear, please do so right now http://fb.me/smokeybear or follow him on Twitter http://twitter.com/smokey_bear!  Only you can prevent wildfires.

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MyMiniPeeps Closed Beta

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

My Mini Peeps Virtual World

A new  virtual world for kids is on the scene: MyMiniPeeps from the folks over at Masher Media. As opposed to some of the more traditional kids virtual worlds and games built in Flash, MyMiniPeeps is a Unity 3D world, with a full walk around experience.  It’s in closed beta right now so email the Masher Media folks if you’re interested in taking a gander.

Animax Entertainment had a hand in building the site.

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