In Photo: Eric Su, developer of winning app Epic Life (middle) together with Globe, SingTel, and Samsung officials. From L-R: Anne Michelle Santos, Manager, Developer Relations, Globe Telecom; Cris Concepcion , Head, Content and Services, Samsung Philippines; Greg Igaya, Director, New Product Development, Globe Telecom; Teo Han Yong, Director, Regional Products, SingTel International; Nicholas Foo, Head, Regional Developer Management, Content and Services, Samsung Asia; and Erika Aurea Gatmaitan, Community Manager, Globe Labs.
Representing the Philippines on the upcoming SingTel Group competition in Singapore this month is the language-adventure game Epic Life.
The game, created by a Davao-based team composed of Eric Clark Su, Francis Jed Guipo, and Orlando Yanson and was built through the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) of Globe Labs and Samsung, recently won the Globe-Samsung Regional App Challenge.
Epic Life uses words as a form of play. It teaches how a civilization begins and devolves. As a simple text game, it easily fits into Samsung’s wearable devices specifically the Gear, enabling players to execute tasks and gather resources even without opening their phone.
“We are excited to bring Epic Life to Singapore and give the winning team the platform to showcase their talent in technology and design. This is another big break for the developer community in the country as participation in the regional competition may give them opportunities for go-to-market partnerships, distribution, and investments,” said Anne Michelle Santos, Manager for Developer Relations of Globe Labs, the developer community of Globe Telecom.
Epic Life bested 10 other semi-finalists and won the team USD 6,000 in cash and USD 3,000 worth of devices.
Winners from the participating countries will go on an all-expense paid, one-week accelerator program in Singapore this October and compete for the Best App. The final victor will get marketing support from operators within the SingTel Group and Samsung to launch the app in their respective markets.