November 30th deadline for submissions

Developers sought for Birmingham Library game

Game developers are being offered the chance to build a mobile and tablet game that will feature in Birmingham Library’s new £189 million building.

Birmingham City Council said it wants developers to pitch their services to them, and will select one team to build an interactive application that will go live when the new building opens in 2013.

The selected company will be required to work with the Library’s technology partner, Service Birmingham. The development outfit will “create a gaming experience which will allow members of the public to enjoy the content and services of the Library of Birmingham”, the Council said.

The final game will use “the latest mobile and tablet hardware”.

“When the new Library of Birmingham opens in 2013 it will provide people with much greater access to both our world-class collections and services,” said Councillor Mike Whitby.

"This gaming experience is an exciting opportunity for us to embrace state-of-the-art technologies and attract new audiences to the internationally important collections and extensive content of the new Library.

“We are looking for a company who will work creatively with us to create an exciting gaming experience which will be as ground-breaking as the new Library.”

The deadline for submissions is 30 November. For more info contact

Rebecca Cadwallader,
Library of Birmingham,
Innovation Project Lead
07966 913562

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