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Blockdot Wins Four Communicator Awards
Dallas-based Blockdot won four awards at the 2009 Communicator Awards competition — receiving an honor for every project entered.
The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 450+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current IAVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: Condè Nast, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, HBO, Keller Crescent, Monster.com, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Tribal DDB, and many others.
The award-winning Blockdot projects are:
Race for the Stuf (award of excellence):
Blockdot’s “Race for the Stuf” lets Oreo lovers of all ages show off their twisting, licking, and dunking skills. The game is the centerpiece of Oreo’s “Double Stuf Racing League,” featuring NFL stars Peyton and Eli Manning. http://www.nabiscoworld.com/
Rambo: The Fight Continues (award of excellence):
“Rambo: The Fight Continues” is a heart-pounding first-person shooter game promoting the 2008 DVD release of Rambo, the fourth film in Sylvester Stallone’s legendary action-packed series. Your mission in the game: Use a fifty-cal machine gun to protect innocent villagers from a band of bloodthirsty soldiers. http://www.kewlbox.com/
The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria (award of distinction):
Blockdot’s “The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria” was designed to promote the release of an expansion pack to the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game, The Lord of the Rings Online. The project’s community-building features included a worldwide leader board, integrated voice chat, and instant messaging.
GreenIQ (award of distinction):
GreenIQ for GoGreen Online is a trivia game designed to help people learn new eco-friendly habits and promote green knowledge. If a participant answers incorrectly, GreenIQ automatically provides a clue to the correct answer via an internet search. http://www.gogreenonline.com/
About Blockdot and Kewlbox.com
Blockdot, a Media General, Inc. company, is a leading producer and provider of casual games and company sponsored Advergames. Blockdot has created over 800 games for a broad range of leading brands and companies, including American Airlines, AT&T, Baskin-Robbins, General Motors, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft, Motorola, M&Ms, Nokia, Universal Pictures and Verizon. Millions of people play Blockdot games on its game site www.kewlbox.com, which consistently ranks as one of the Top 50 gaming portals on the Internet and is used as the launching site for client Advergames. More information on Advergaming can be found at www.blockdot.com.
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