Hooked Media, Best Buy launch global Android game contest - Mobile World Live

Hooked Media, Best Buy launch global Android game contest

13 DEC 2011

Mobile game discovery platform Hooked Media and electronics retailer Best Buy have launched a worldwide competition for the best Android game.

Get Discovered is a global contest with the winning developers gaining wide-scale distribution through Best Buy's App Discovery Center and seed funding from Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Trinity Ventures.  All developers in the contest will gain exposure as they are required to submit their games into the Hooked Media game discovery platform to enter.  

The Hooked Media platform will track metrics such as user rating, play time and downloads based on recommendations during the first phase of the competition. These stats will then be used to determine which games go through to be judged in the final due to be held in March 2012.

The games will also be integrated in the Hooked App for Android.

There will be two tracks to the competition with developers who have secured Series A funding and those who have not being considered separately.

The winner will also benefit from an online advertising package from the VentureBeat blog.

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