The winners of the eighth annual Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals were announced last July 8, 2010 at the Opera House and National Theatre (Teatr Narodowy) in Warsaw, Poland, where more than 400 students gathered to celebrate their unique innovations aimed at solving the world’s toughest problems.
Philippines team, By Implication, took first place in the Game Design category with Wildfire. These are truly Pinoys to be proud of. Congratulations to you and keep bringing pride to our country.
Wildfire is a gem about saving the world. In this game, opponents such as rampant poverty, gender inequality, inadequate education and environmental degradation can be defeated through volunteerism, social interaction and nonviolent activism. Standing in players way are the menacing “agents”, representing the various forces opposing positive societal change.
This year’s Imagine Cup, sponsored by Microsoft Corp. and known globally as the world’s premier student technology competition, began with a field of more than 325,000 high school and university students representing more than 100 countries and regions and culminated with a weeklong celebration in Warsaw. During the week, students demonstrated their real-world solutions and competed for cash prizes totaling $240,000 (U.S.) across five competition categories and six awards.