For the last two day, Nintendo and Facebook have been running a Super Mario Maker-inspired Hackathon at Facebook HQ. The two-day competition was essentially an opportunity for Facebook employees to work together in groups to create a new Super Mario Maker stage. As these groups created their stages, they were judged and a winner was selected. That winning group now has the opportunity to share their stage online when the game is released on September 11, 2015, which will represent the entire company.
Nintendo used this partnership event as a means of continuing to promote their upcoming sure-hit game centered around level creation of Super Mario Bros. games. Many people seemed to wonder about the point of the event, but it appears to have been a success for what it was intended to do.
The winners were declared and their created stage called “Ship Love” was selected from over 150 different stages.
The folks from TechCrunch also shared the experience below.
It’s always amazing to watch Nintendo do what it is that they set out to do every time they let us know their company philosophy, which is to put smiles on the faces of the people who interact with their products. Are you looking forward to playing the Facebook-created stage, “Ship Love”, when the game releases? Are you as excited about this game coming out as I am? (Haha, just a bonus question, there)
As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!