Create A Mobile Game For Metro Transit’s RapidRide, Earn $95,000


4Culture & King County Metro Transit announced Monday (April 11th) that they’re seeking King County-based game designers and game design teams to submit concepts for an innovative and creative mobile game for the RapidRide B Line, the County’s second route of bus rapid transit that will service Bellevue-Redmond.

“The game will be accessible via personal mobile devices while onboard WiFi-enabled RapidRide buses and through broad internet access,” reads the announcement. “This is a great opportunity for a game designer/team to focus on artistry, or for a public artist to collaborate with designers skilled in interactive media.”

The press release adds:

The mobile game will serve as public art for the inaugural year of B Line service, providing a unique opportunity to deepen public understanding of the potential for games to be rich, artistic and culturally significant.

This is a great opportunity for a game designer/team to focus on artistry, for a public artist to collaborate with designers skilled in interactive media, and for design professionals to consider how artful play can transform a public bus into a rolling plaza for cultural experience.

The mobile game will be designed to (1) demonstrate innovation and artistry in interactive media; and (2) explore and enhance the rider experience along the B Line, emphasizing the experience of interactive discovery on the bus itself. The game will be accessible via personal mobile devices while onboard WiFi-enabled RapidRide buses and through broad internet access.

This RFP is open to game designers and game design teams based in King County, and the deadline is Monday, May 9, 2011 at 5pm.

The budget is $95,000.

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Download and read the REQUEST FOR CONCEPTS (PDF file)
  2. Download, read, and follow the instructions in the REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS (PDF file)
  3. Apply via ONLINE APPLICATION

For more information, go to www.4culture.org, or email Tamar Benzikry-Stern at [email protected].


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