This year we wanted to do something a bit different to normal for Let's do Business. So when Tom began building an iPad game as a little side project, it seemed obvious to turn it into something that we could use on the stand. Thus, our Falling Birds competition took shape.
It's an iPad game created entirely in-house at our design and development studios in Pevensey and Westham, just outside Eastbourne. Tom built the gameplay, Christian designed the graphics, and Phil and Dean put together the online leaderboard.
Players control a bird which falls through the sky. Players must avoid platforms, with points awarded for distance and collecting stuff. There's an element of risk - bombs and anvils are worth more points but they make the game harder.
After the game, your score is submitted to the database, which updates the leaderboard and automatically generates a Tweet. Read more about how it works behind-the-scenes.
Anona Vazquez-Masson from East Sussex County Council had the honour of going first, with a good effort of 38 points.
Martin stayed top of the leaderboard for a long time, with the ultra-competitive Simon Groves from PRG Marketing Communications failing to knock Martin off the top spot by the narrowest margin, with a score of 105!
As the day went on we saw good performances from James Piddock at Identity Signage and Printing with 98, and Debbie Silvester from Eckington HR who scored 94 to become the best scoring lady - well done!
But no-one could match the the self-styled Richard 'Champ' Cuff from The People Hub who blew everyone away with a massive 212 points, earning a lovely chocolate hamper from Sussex-based ethical chocolatiers Cocoa Loco.
Here's the full results table - if we've missed any of your details, let us know.
|1||The People Hub||212|
|2||Martin Riley Leadership and Business Development||106|
|3||PRG Marketing Communications||105|
|4||Identity Signage and Printing||98|
|7||PRG Marketing Communications||83|
|8||AirTight Security Systems||82|
|10||PRG Marketing Communications||76|
|=||The People Hub||74|
|19||The View Hotel||60|
|28||PRG Marketing Communications||43|
|=||Barclays Bank PLC||40|
|=||Top That Job||40|
|33||East Sussex County Council||38|
|=||South East Business Magazine||34|
|40||The Best of Eastbourne||30|
|53||Green Growth Platform||9|
|54||Love Local Jobs||5|
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