In celebration of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, Best Fiends developer, Seriously, has announced a themed competition in the line-drawing puzzle game. The “Best Fiends Forever” event runs through February 14, and will see popular YouTube stars competing against each other to complete the most levels within a limited amount of time. The game’s players can get in on the competition as well, challenging their loved ones to complete levels in order to help their favorite YouTube personalities.
The Best Fiends Forever event will see PewDiePie competing against his girlfriend, CutiePieMarzia; CaptainSparklez will be playing against Aureylian; and TheStrippin will be competing against DexBonus. The player who completes the most levels by the end of the event will win.
Fans can back their favorite YouTube stars by challenging other players to complete levels in their own competitions. Once these fan battles are complete, winners are encouraged to take screenshots of their in-game progress and upload them to Twitter using the hashtag #BestFiendsForever, along with a hashtag for the YouTube personality they’d like to support. User submissions are being accepted until 3:00 PM Eastern time on Valentine’s Day, February 14.
Best Fiends is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. The level-based game sees players battling against monsters by making matches with different elemental symbols. Players must defeat all of a level’s monsters before running out of moves. Gamers receive currency over time, allowing them to make their own creatures stronger.
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Hackathons can sometimes turn into a sea of laptops and monitors, so perhaps it’s no surprise that, as I wandered the Disrupt Europe Hackathon today, I found myself drawn to a table covered with wiring and gadgets, including a Geiger counter.
The idea was pretty unusual, too – as the four-person team explained it to me, they’re trying to build a system for collecting and displaying crowdsourced radiation data.
Philip Wagner (the team member actually working with the Geiger counter) explained that in situations like the Fukushima nuclear disaster, you might not trust the company involved to give you accurate warnings about the radiation danger. So a participant in the Open Radioactivity Warning System would receive their own Geiger counter that collects and shares live data online.
The team’s hardware attracted other passersby, and one of them suggested that a similar project already exists. I think they were talking about Safecast, a project that was originally funded through Kickstarter in the wake of Fukushima – right now, it looks like Safecast is focused on Japan.
The team comes from the Austrian cities of Linz and Vienna, and it’s their first time at Disrupt. Wagner attributed the idea to his teammate Alex Entinger, who seems to have brought the the group together – he went to school with one of his teammates, another is his girlfriend, and he said he recruited Wagner because they work on the same floor.
It seems like the system is still very much a work in progress, but Entinger said he’s determined to have something finished for the hackathon presentations tomorrow. In the meantime, you can see an initial version on the website of Entinger’s startup, LXRobotics.
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