The Webby Awards are basically the Academy Awards for the Internet. They were established in 1996 and they are presented by the Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. It is a very diverse range of people that includes the likes of – Beck, David Bowie, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Dennis Crowley, Mike McCue and Lisa Kudrow to name a few.
The Webby Awards presents two honours in every category; The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award. Each year the People Voice Awards receive hundreds of thousands of votes from the online community all over the world.
They have 70 Categories and the nominees for the show which takes place on May 21st have just recently been announced. Given that over 8,000 entries were submitted, the webby’s also announce a list of Webby Honorees that they feel represent the best of the best when it comes to their categories. An achievement that less than 15% of submissions can boast about.
This year Australian Company, Bubble Gum Interactive were honoured twice in both the Games and Youth Categories for their game “Little Space Heroes”. To get named twice is kind of a big deal for Bubble Gum Interactive and the Aussie Internet and Gaming industry, given Little Space Heroes only came out of beta production three months prior and is already being recognised alongside offerings from companies like Disney and the Cartoon Network.
“Our team has been working very hard to create an amazing new gaming experience for kids worldwide,” said Phil Mason, CEO “And we’re thrilled to learn that Little Space Heroes made it onto the Official Honoree List in not one but TWO categories in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. It’s exciting to see us join a prestigious honor roll that includes Cartoon Network, Google’s Creative Lab, Nickelodeon and of course our old friends at Disney. It’s onwards and upwards for Little Space Heroes in 2012 as we continue to develop the story in the virtual universe as well as mobile games and cartoons.”
Since it’s launch in late 2011, Little Space Heroes has experienced rapid growth, with users now in over 50 countries. Bubble Gum Interactive is located in Sydney and they are committed to creating childrens games and interactive experiences that help our youth learn and discover every day.
And with a huge shift from traditional children’s media heading from television to online, we definitely think these guys are one to keep an eye on!