MUMBAI: Warner Bros. Animation and Mochi Media, in association with DC Comics, announced the winners of a developer casting call seeking submissions for a new Flash game to be created as a promotional brand extension for Warner Bros. Animation’s animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold, in advance of its second season premiere this fall on Cartoon Network.
The contest’s top winner — Batman: Gotham Rush, from developer WeirdBeard — is now available for fans to play on DCBeyond.com, the DC Super Heroes destination withinKidsWB.com, Warner Bros. Television Group’s premium, ad-supported destination built around an immersive entertainment experience.
The casting call announced in March gave developers from around the world the opportunity to design and develop unique games themed around the Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated series, which is based on the classic DC Super Hero. Developers were invited to submit their unique game design ideas, mockups and portfolios to Warner Bros. Animation and Mochi Media for evaluation by experts from the two companies, as well as DC Comics. From these submissions, 10 finalists were selected to develop their game idea and have them evaluated by judges.
Seven additional games from the group of 10 finalists will roll out on DCBeyond.com each week on Thursdays, through 24 September.
"This contest really challenged our developer community to stretch their creative muscles. It was great to give them a blank canvas to create a fun and original interpretation of familiar and well-liked characters. It’s evident by the diversity and quality of the games developed over just a few months that the Flash games community is an extraordinary resource for talent and innovation," said Mochi Media vice president Business Development Justin Wong.
"We’re very pleased with the results of this contest and the creativity showed by all the developers who participated. Flash gaming is a wide-open market that’s growing so fast, so combining the reach that Flash games have with the creativity of Mochi Media’s development community and a beloved character like Batman is a great opportunity for us to reach new audiences," said Warner Bros. Animation vice president Digital Animation and, KidsWB.com general manager Sam Ades.