Fish in a Bottle

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fish in a bottle Limited
Private
Industry Interactive Entertainment
Viral Marketing
Casual Games
Mobile Game
Founded 2003
Headquarters Leamington Spa, England
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Justin Eames (Managing Director)
Drew Wilkins (Production Director)
Number of employees
25
Website www.fishinabottle.com

fish in a bottle ltd. (or fishinabottle) is a creative digital agency based in Leamington Spa, United Kingdom specialising in browser game development (including casual games and games based viral marketing), website development and social network design and development. The agency was incorporated in 2003 and has worked for clients in television broadcasting, television production, video games publishing, retail and the public sector including the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Disney, Leapfrog, Ogilvy & Mather, Turner Broadcasting, Nickelodeon, Barclays, Activision, Ubisoft and Hat Trick Productions.

Notable work[edit]

  • Battle of Britain: 303 Squadron game — A browser based game that tells the story of the 303 Squadron commissioned by Channel 4 in conjunction with a television documentary produced by Darlow Smithson Productions. The game was developed using Adobe Flash and was notable for its high production quality and multiplayer technology.
  • BBC Blue Peter Keepy Uppy — Produced for BBC Blue Peter to celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The Adobe Flash browser based game is notable for its motion sensor detection that allows players with a webcam to interact with the game using their bodies rather than a traditional game controller or input device.[1]
  • DJ Hero 2 Mix 2Gether — A browser based game viral campaign to market the launch of the video game DJ Hero 2 which was developed by FreeStyleGames and published by Activision. The viral game features music from the game and mix creation and challenge modes through social network facebook that are unique to the viral game.
  • Full English: The Game — A four chapter point and click adventure, Full English: The Game featured an original branching script, artwork and engine and was released in advance of the Full English television series as a pilot episode introducing the show's characters and tone.[2]
  • IGGY.net — IGGY is an international social network for gifted students. The website facilitates content sharing, debate and a gamified profile system. It also includes safeguarding and security features due to the nature of the audience.
  • Peppa Pig: Basketball and The New House — Browser based soft learning games designed for a preschool audience. The games featured the blending of cutscenes and gameplay to make the experience feel like a unique episode of Peppa Pig.
  • Phineas and Ferb Tower-inator — A browser based physics game in which users can both build their own tower as a part of the story mode, and may attempt to destroy other peoples' towers using a variety of projectiles.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Project
Cream Awards (Gold) Website/Online advert/App/Game Phineas and Ferb: Tower-inator browser game for Disney [3]
DADI Awards Finalist for Best Interactive, Entertainment Website, Game or Campaign DJ Hero Mix 2Gether advergame for Activision [4]
DADI Awards Finalist for Best Interactive, Entertainment Website, Game or Campaign Battle of Britain:303 Squadron browser game for Channel 4[5]
New Media Age Effectiveness Awards - Best Use of Viral DJ Hero Mix 2Gether advergame for Activision [6]
BAFTA Children's Awards - Interactive Nomination In The Night Garden browser games and activities for the BBC [7]
Royal Television Society Awards Winner Best On Screen Game Battle of Britain:303 Squadron web game for Channel 4[8]
Royal Television Society Awards Nomination Best On Screen Game Keepy Uppy web game for the BBC[9]
Learning On Screen Awards - General Education Multimedia Winner Top Teeth web games for the BBC[10]
Garden Media Guild Awards - Website of the Year Winner Gardenersclick.com social network[11]
Garden Media Guild Awards Online Media Nomination Gardenersclick.com social network[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Business news, local news, expert opinion". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Full English Review". Gamezebo. 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Cream Midlands". Midlands.creamawards.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Dadi Awards". Dadi Awards. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  5. ^ "Dadi Awards". Dadi Awards. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  6. ^ "The Digitals Landing Page - Festival of Marketing 2015". Nmaawards.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  7. ^ "BAFTA Children's Awards". Bafta.org. 2014-11-11. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  8. ^ [1] Archived March 12, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ [2] Archived March 12, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Nominations for Learning on Screen Awards 2011 · British Universities Film & Video Council". Bufvc.ac.uk. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  11. ^ [3] Archived August 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110531124615/http://www.gardenmediaguild.co.uk/awards/online10.html. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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