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The URBAN CHASE game preview is here!

December 1, 2014

First of it’s kind in the Caribbean! Play and win prizes as you discover the streets of Curaçao.

The Urban Chase game was created by a team of 4 people comprised of:

Margin Nahr: Game Development,
Yasser Casseres : Business Development,
AREA 51’s  Xavier Navarro  (Dopie): Marketing Management
& Ryan Navarro(QD): as its Creative Director.

The game will be available to the public on Dec 20th  in what is self-described ‘apple style’ product release event. This is where they will reveal their new app and show entire Curaçao how to play and even better WIN prizes just for playing!

It is going to be big y’all.

I KNOW some of you think this will be your new job. Hahahah!

Game play: The game is comparable to subway surfer and Temple run where you take your player through amazingly illustrated scenes from the island of Curacao.  They didn’t leave anything out either! Iguana man is in there, Andrelton Simons and every Curacaoan pigeon on Brion Plein made the cut!

I already see three reason this concept may win!
1. This truly looks like a fun game. 2.  It will be free and you will be able pick up and play it on your phone any time by picking up coins and points, no problem. 3. Because Urban Chase has you on a mission; High scorers have the opportunity to WIN great prizes from all the brand partners.

We are impressed by the hard work and dedication put in to bringing not only this game but a fresh new marketing concept to the island. We do not have all the details on how the prizes will be distributed. But I commend the partners, and sponsors who have decided to invest in this young and dynamic group for their vision. This game is beyond Urban Chase. It’s about thinking large and breaking out of small island thinking and positioning ourselves along side our peers across the globe.

Applause.

Follow urban chase on facebook for updates  ‪#‎UrbanChase‬

 

 

 

 

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Skempi App | Like Carrying “Home” In Your Pocket

October 24, 2014

Skempi.com is the brain child of Gino Jacobs and Bouduino De Jong. Which is a very successful attempt to connect our far flung brothers and sisters with the music that is part of their heritage.

For a young lady living just about across the world from my Caribbean roots in L.A. Skempi.com both hit me with nostalgia and soothed me with its inclusion. Basically, exactly what one expects from such a site. The song choices are varied, the sound clean, and the site is easily navigated.

I did notice an unequal balance in the amount of male artists vs. female ones. This disparity, while true worldwide, seems especially stark here. This can hardly be blamed on the creators of this site, and it is my hope as time goes by that we can see a broader selection of female artists. Also, this may just be out of personal preference, but more information about the albums, i.e. date of release, wouldn’t be remiss either.

To be clear, none of that interferes with what is essentially a nostalgic dip into the past. That said this site also does its best to showcase and promote current artists. Giving displaced “YDK” ( Yiu di Korsow) such as myself a window into current events, and even language.

Languages tend to change with the nuances of time, thus nothing holds you closer to a country or a culture than its voices. And for us living far away from any such norms… skempi.com is like carrying “home” in your pocket.