Feeds

Pink Tuba – the crotchless panties of new media

Play games and win a dotcom

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Fast-fingered Net users are being given the chance to win a dotcom new media agency simply by playing an online computer game.

The person who registers the highest score by 12pm on Friday 20th July gets to win the agency Pink Tuba.

Actually, that's not strictly true. Although that's what it said in a press release, the truth is that the game is just part of an elaborate interactive CV to help find jobs for two unemployed Web designers.

The premise of the game - Dotcombat - is simple.

"You're the young CEO of a trendy new media agency 'pink tuba'," says the introductory blurb.

"The current market is not looking good, in fact things are desperate. The splurge in spending you undertook during the halcyon days of 2000 is catching up with you - debt collectors are everywhere. You must try and keep your company afloat by avoiding debt collectors and gaining new clients."

It's not until people play the game that they learn about the real reason why David Aanensen and Pierre Bremell set up the site.

"Having worked for a successful interactive agency for quite some time both David and Pierre now find themselves as unwitting victims of dotcombat," it reveals. "This game was a chance to showcase their skills...and play games."

Aanensen told El reg: "Believe it or not, I have had mails from people who believe the whole thing [that you can win a new media agency] is for real."

"Basically I got made redundant a month or so ago from an agency and thought up the idea for the game. It seemed a good way to get some of mine and Pierre's work seen," he said.

Whatever. Just let us know if you get any job offers, OK? ®

Related Links

Dotcombat
Pink Tuba

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web
While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.