Write game. Promote Health/Fitness. Win $75k. September 28, 2007Posted by Lee Cherry in 1.
HopeLab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of young people with chronic illness, with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is holding an online contest for innovative products called “Ruckus Nation.” The best product ideas will be prototyped, tested, and broadly distributed to young people.
The contest is partly inspired by the nonprofit’s experience and learnings from developing Re-mission, a video game and online community for teens and adults isolated as a result of their disease. In the 3rd person shooter game, players pilot “Roxxi the nanobot” through the body of cancer patients—blasting away cancer cells, defending against bacterial infections, and mitigating life-threatening side effects.
Here’s the deal: Ruckus Nation challenges you to imagine a new product for kids that’s fun and cool enough to make them want to get up and move around. HopeLab, the nonprofit organization sponsoring Ruckus Nation, will support the development, testing and distribution of products based on the best ideas. You read that right – your idea could become a real product that gets kids moving.