MDM Students Movisphere wins Top Honours

Great story out of the Centre for Digital Media – Masters of Digital Media program that we missed reporting on a couple weeks ago.

A virtual world games arcade developed by students of the Masters of Digital Media (MDM) Program in collaboration with Telefonica, won top honours in the “Best New Business Opportunity” Category at Telefonica’s 2nd Annual Research Fair. The competition featured more than 60 entries from around the world.

Movisphere earned the award for its multiplatform virtual world arcade. Based on a microtransactional model, the platform will enable third party developers to upload multi-player games to an environment where users can play them on either PC or mobile device.

For the past couple months MDM graduate students Elmar dela Cruz, McKane Lee, Karthik Venkateshan and Bill Zhao have been working on this innovative and technically challenging project with Telefonica’s Juan Jorda del Amo and Alberto Lumbreras.  A prototype which will include a number of fully-functional features will be presented to Telefonica this month.

Congrats to everyone involved.