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Innovation Awards

Innovation & Commercial Value Awards 2004

This years Submerge 2004 event has been a great success, with four prestigious awards for University of Plymouth Students, and a successful commission for one of our Graduate companies. Submerge itself was formed by graduates of the BSc(hons) MediaLab Arts program and this Bristol based event has become the premier showcase for graduate talent across the South West, sponsored and judged by key Industry and media professionals.

For full listings of sponsors, exhibiting Universities, and images of our winners see:

This Years Award winning projects will also be submitted to Europrix 2004:
Submerge 2004: Overall Winner

Minyuns - website and bluetooth mobile game

Kim Hughes, Farai Madzima, Kjetil Mongstad, Neil Pymer, Lee Richards.

BSc(Hons) Media Lab Arts, University of Plymouth

Minyuns is a multiplayer mobile game prototype developed with the Mophun developer toolset, visually sophisticated pixel perfect design with an innovative social gaming concept developed for the Multimedia Entertainment Systems final stage option MEDA309 - for a full account of project development , downloads and phone themes for the Sony Ericson T610 see:
Innovation Award: 1st Place

Bridging the island of the Colourblind

Adam Montandon MA Digital Futures University of Plymouth

A 'vision system' that translates colours into sounds for the visually impaired.

HMC entertainment
Adam Montandon is a founding member of HMC entertainment systems who are also credited for this years excellent 7 screen projection system with virtual grass overlays triggered by audience movement, HMC as their company name references, formed on the MEDA309 Multimedia Entertainment Systems option last academic year and also won first place for the Submerge commercial value award in 2003, prizes included free financial services and venture capital advice.

Commercial Value Award: 2nd Place

Sumo Basha

Dhir Bhattacharya, Isabel Dale, Mark Eggins, Pete Marshall, Paul Worster.

BSc(Hons) Media Lab Arts Plymouth University

Sumo Basha
Sumo Basha is a two player top down 3D game developed with Macromedia Director MX, in the ‘track & field’ genre. Very popular at Submerge with queues of eager players for the custom built table version. This team project was developed for the Multimedia Entertainment Systems final stage option MEDA309 for a full account of project development and a cut down web based taster of the game see:
Commercial Value Award: 3rd Place


Will Earp

BSc(hons) Multimedia Production & Technology, Plymouth University

Also submitted for Europrix:

Two projects from MEDA323 Sound Practice were also shortlisted for nominations this year, Marcus Hayward with MusiXcube and Martin Felgate & Mark Eggins with a virtual mixer/tracking system.

Dan Livingstone will be supporting these students by integrating these interfaces for a live demonstration/performance at this years Port Eliot litfest in St Germans, (1st to 3rd August) in return they have agreed to support a number of controlled experiments developing the system further to include some key features so robust quantitative and qualitative data in relation to interactive and adaptive systems can be collated – watch this space.

For more information please contact Dan Livingstone at

** Thanks to all staff who have directly or indirectly contributed to these successes, and an ‘honorable mention’ must go to Gary Barrett for his unstinting technical support.