Hasbro Inc. and Daymond John, creator of FUBU and co-star of ABC’s Shark Tank, have selected Cloud Control as the grand prize winner of the Fall 2016 Gaming Challenge.
The Fall 2016 Gaming Challenge offered independent game designers a platform to promote their ideas. The winning game, Cloud Control, created by Eugene Bryant of Suwanee, Georgia, is a family-friendly game that allows kids to turn, twist, overlap and animate cards to form clouds into recognizable shapes before time runs out.
Cloud Control was one of five finalists in Hasbro’s Fall 2016 Gaming Challenge, which raised more than $22,000 across all five campaigns. Each of the selected finalists ran crowdfunding campaigns that were promoted on Hasbro’s partner page on Ingiegogo.com. The final Indiegogo campaigns closed on Feb. 12, with ‘Cloud Control’ raising more than $6,700 from more than 180 backers.
Bryant will receive the $25,000 prize and a trip to Hasbro headquarters for advice, mentoring and assistance from Hasbro’s game development team to help make his game a reality. He will also have the opportunity to meet with Daymond John.
Hasbro’s first Gaming Challenge launched in 2015 and received more than 500 submissions from around the country. The 2015 grand prize winner, The Mr. Toast Game created by Dan Goodsell of Los Angeles, C.A., is now available at Target in the U.S. and finalist ‘Hex Casters’ game is now available on Amazon.