Fantasy rugby pioneers
Not many people know that the co-founders of Stream Interactive, Bruce Timmins and Jim Griffiths, were heavily involved in the development of the first fantasy rugby games to appear on the web. These were amongst the most in-depth and sophisticated games ever designed. Even today they are still unmatched in the salary-capped gaming arena, considered the most difficult fantasy game to master.
Even though these games were incredibly popular, the team running them struggled to keep up as Super Rugby, 6 Nations, International Series, Rugby World Cups and Lions Tours kept expanding. Each game had to be recorded and more than a dozen stats needed to be collected against each player for the duration of the game. What started out as a sideline project soon ballooned to became a behemoth undertaking that was impacting on Stream's 'client work'.
Unfortunately the call was made to take a sabbatical from advanced gaming, much to the distain of our 50,000+ fans, but something had to give as our clients always come first. With more resources in the future we may get it back up and running again.
Corporate pick the score rugby games
Stream was however, developing (in parallel) a simpler game based around the 'pick the score' model which is very popular in the corporate sector. These games can be re-skinned to suit a company's brand and promoted as their very own fantasy rugby gaming website. Sites have been produced for Philips Lighting, JA Russell, Brancott Estate, Merial, Blackthorn Cider and KEO.
Today, under the TEAMBUILDER banner, Stream continues to develop fantasy rugby games that are cost effective and fun to play.
BRAND IT YOUR WAY
The template design format has dedicated space for presenting banners, feature content and prize information. Colour schemes can be tuned to create a strongly branded game.
CONTROL WHO CAN PLAY
Users will need to register with the site to begin playing. This includes a confirmation email that is sent to the user, they must click an activation link to confirm their registration before their login details will be usable.
SET UP DIVISIONS OR LEAGUES TO PLAY IN
Typically these are based on offices, branches or regions. Divisions are a fun way for groups to engage with each other, to form connections and a bit of friendly rivalry.
CHOOSING YOUR PICKS IS QUICK AND EASY
Selecting the winning teams for each round is done in a simple manor, by entering each score next to the team match-ups. We've also included an 'auto picker' which can auto-select your scores with a single click.
KEEP EVERYONE INFORMED
Send out invitations, reminders and game news to all competitors using our simple email editor. Import email addresses via text file, Xcel or CSV.
BONUS POINTS QUESTION
A bonus question attached with each Round is managed by you, and is typically used as product training or to bring attention to business strategies. If competitors get them right they score extra points!
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Games are built in partnership with FITsurfer Fantasy Games