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The Silicon Prairie News Minute, featuring Ryan Pendell, the Managing Editor of Silicon Prairie News. Host Jim Collison from theAverageGuy.tv – Highlighting the best startup news in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Recorded on November 12, 2015
Jim: I’m looking for a new casual mobile game to eat up all that extra time that I have. Any suggestions?
Ryan: Well, if you’re looking for a new addictive game to kill some time, I’d recommend Udder Panic, a new mobile game from JB Gaming based in Omaha. In the game you play an alien trying to suck up cows into your UFO. It’s a basic reflex game, super-easy to pick up and play.
One of the cool things about the game is that you pick up golden cows during the game. When the global player community reaches 1 million cows, JB Gaming will make a wish come true for a Make a Wish Foundation child. Right now, they are around 13,000–so there’s plenty left to play for.
Jim: Ok, Ryan. Be honest. What’s your high score?
Ryan: My high score is 553. I was near the Top 10 when the app first launched but I’m falling far behind on the leaderboard for sure.
If you want to beat me, the game is currently available in the Apple Store and Google Play. Just search for “Udder Panic.” And that’s Udder spelled u-d-d-e-r, like the cow. For more background about the story, go to http://siliconprairienews.com and click on startups.
Jim: Ok, let’s talk about some serious gaming now. Do you play League of Legends?
Ryan: I don’t personally, but I have a friend who is obsessed with League of Legends–not playing it, but watching the global competitions online.
That’s why I was interested in our recent story about the Riot Games offices in Saint Louis. They have 50 computer engineers that work on League of Legends, which is based out of California. It’s really cool story about how they bring their culture to the Midwest.
Jim: What other companies are opening offices in Saint Louis these days?
Ryan response and Call to Action: The tech scene in Saint Louis is really booming right now. In just the last few months, Square, Pandora and Uber have all announced they are opening offices in Saint Louis.
If you’re interested in following what’s new in Saint Louis, and to read all about Riot Games there, go to http://siliconprairienews.com and Click on “Community.”
Jim: Something about the new subscription box trend?
Ryan: So Borrow For Your Bump is a subscription box company, much like Trunk Club, Men’s Style Lab or Bulu Box. You can rent clothes or sign up for a subscription box. What’s interesting to me about doing subscription and rental for maternity clothes is that they really are a specific kind of clothes you only really use for a certain time in life. Renting or being able to send back clothes and have them out of our closet makes a lot of sense.
Jim: If listeners want to know about getting some maternity clothes, where can they go to learn more?
Ryan: If you’re interested in reading more about Borrow For Your Bump, checkout our 6 Questions story on http://siliconprairienews.com. Just click on Startups.
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