Celebrating the Best of the Web with the Help of our Great Partners!

On the IE team, we are humbled to have worked with a variety of partners to create beautiful, immersive experiences on the web like Atari, Contre Jour, Project Prometheus, Pulse, and viral videos like Child of the 90s. This year some of these efforts have been recognized for innovative work through awards at SXSW Interactive, and most recently, the Webby Awards!

The Webby Award nominations span a few categories, including: Best Online Commercial for Column Five’s work on the Child of the 90s video, Best Use of Animation or Motion in a website with Contre Jour, Best games website for Contre Jour and Atari, and best use of video or moving image for Project Prometheus. There’s only one day left to vote for these awesome experiences on the Web, so be sure to check out the nominations below and vote for your favorite!

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For more context on some of our partnerships, here’s a quick rundown on a few of the Webby-nominated site experiences we’re proud to be part of:

· Atari: As you might remember last summer, we unveiled the Atari Arcade with the help of Grant Skinner and the team at Plain Concepts, bringing eight classic Atari games to life with IE10 and multi-touch. We’re excited that the Webby Awards loved it as much as fans did and nominated it for a Webby’s People’s Voice Award in the Best Games Website category.
Click HERE to cast your vote for Atari Arcade as Best Game Website.

· Child of the 90s: We had a lot of fun creating this video with Column Five. It went viral quickly collecting more than 28 million views since its launch three months ago! If you like it too as much as we do, click HERE to cast your vote for Best Online Commercial.

· Contre Jour: Back in October, we announced our work on the groundbreaking game, Contre Jour, where we brought a very ambitious use of HTML5 to the browser, and showcasing the most updated web standards. Contre Jour was a collaboration between the IE team, Clarity Consulting and Mokus Games, which has been nominated for two Webby Awards and was also recently honored at the SXSW Interactive Awards, where it was named Best of Show! Click HERE to cast your vote for Contre Jour as Best Game Website and HERE in the Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics category.

· Project Prometheus: Last spring, we partnered with Fox Studios and Ignition Interactive to create the Project Prometheus Training Center, giving fans the chance to compete to be a crew member on the virtual Prometheus ship, built entirely in HTML5. The Webby Awards have nominated this website for Best Use of Video or moving image. Click HERE to cast your vote for Project Prometheus in the Best Use of Video or Moving Image category.

As you can imagine, all of our partners are excited to be nominated for such prestigious Internet awards. In particular, our friends at Mokus Games are flattered to be nominated:

“I’m excited and honored to have my work with Contre Jour recognized by the Webby’s, where I’m among great company of other beautiful sites and experiences on the web,” said Maksym (Max) Hryniv, Contre Jour creator. “The partnership with Internet Explorer really helped Contre Jour bring the story to life online, making for a beautiful and immersive experience on the web.”

Again, we want to congratulate our partners on their achievement as Honorees and Nominees of the 2013 Webby Awards and thank them for their great work in bringing beautiful and immersive experiences on the web with IE. Thank you to all those who have already shown their support to honor the nominees and truly make the Web a first-class experience! The winners of the People’s Voice vote and the prize winners will be announced next week on April 30th. Stay tuned!

Roger Capriotti
Director, Internet Explorer Marketing