Thursday, 21 July 2011

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Kempt Enter Kart Fight!

By now you’ve hopefully seen our recent game “Kart Fighter” for Red Bull (if not, grab it from the App Store or play at redbull.co.uk now!). What you might not realise is that the game is only one part of a much bigger campaign which centres on the Kart Fight championship - currently being run at Kart centres around the UK. Today I took a team of five drivers to the Teamsport track in North London to chance our arm as it were.

The Teamsport staff were amazing throughout our visit, however they were slightly surprised when we informed them that we wanted to enter the competition since we’d have to do pretty well to beat the qualifying time of 26.5 seconds and none of us had ever been there before. It was with a little trepidation therefore that we made our way out onto the track for our first session.

15 minutes/30-ish laps of good (and largely clean) racing later we came in to inspect our performance. Staggeringly, every one of us had beaten the qualifying time by a pretty decent margin. It was with much gusto therefore that we went out for our second, third and fourth sessions! Session by session our lap times were improved, by the end of it even our slowest entrant (me) was a whole second faster than the target time (no mean feat with my weight on board!), three of us managed to get under 24.5 and our fastest time overall was 24.28, set by the amazing Mr Fryer.

So… unless there are some staggeringly good drives over the weekend it looks rather like some/all of us will be in the semi-finals and with a little luck one or more of us will be competing at the Kart Fight final in September! You can grab tickets by playing the game, hope to see you there!

Play the web game here: http://redbull.co.uk/kartfighter
Download the App from: http://bit.ly/kartfighter
Check out the chart success at: http://bit.ly/VCKartFighter

Monday, 11 July 2011

Monday, 11 July 2011

Manshead Highly Commended at SDC.

As I mentioned in my previous post, last week was a big week at Kempt, it featured top 10 apps, conference attendance, public speaking slots (Alex at the Fantastic Tavern) and a hell of a lot of Red Bull!

Top of my personal list though was the final of the BIMA Schools Challenge which was held at C4. Two of the schools that we mentored were in the final five - Manshead Upper in Dunstable and Aylward Academy in Edmondton. Both teams did brilliantly so huge congratulations to both of them but in particular to the team from Manshead who walked away with the Highly Commended award and presented brilliantly.

Both teams have said that they'd like to continue with the project next year but we're certain they won't need much help from us this time around, in fact... it won't be long before they're after our jobs!


Awesome stuff eh?! If you'd like to find out more about the 2011 BIMA SDC check it out at the BIMA site: http://www.bima.co.uk/future-talent/2011-final.asp. or alternatively check out the Manshead mSlup project here: http://mslup.wordpress.com/
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Friday, 8 July 2011

Friday, 8 July 2011

Top 10 App for Red Bull

Whoa what a week it's been at Kempt HQ! We had the BIMA schools challenge final where our schools came second and fourth, we've been at the very excellent Children's Media Conference in Sheffield and to top it all off, our new game "Red Bull Kart Fighter" which we released on monday has stormed straight into the charts and is currently sitting pretty in the top ten! It's a great game, grab it free now from: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/red-bull-kart-fighter/id443752900?mt=8

Wot no iPhone? No problem, you can play the flash version over at the Red Bull site: http://www.redbull.co.uk/cs/Satellite/en_UK/Speed-Jam---Kart-Fight-Game/001243037847705

Enjoy!