Bush Shoe-Tossing Game Sells for $7,800 on Ebay in Four Days

December 19, 2008 -

One of several Flash games parodying the recent Iraqi shoe tossing incident has been sold on Ebay, according to Reuters.

SockAndAwe was created by Alex Tew, an Englishman. Tew commented on the sale:

We've spent the last three days trying to keep the servers alive and we're meant to be working on our other main startup PopJam. So we whacked it on eBay. It's really cool. From Monday concept, Tuesday launch, Wednesday growth, we've had a Thursday exit -- so it's kind of a micro-Web start up if you like.

 

It was just a bit of fun, a bit of an experiment. It's actually turned out to be a useful fundraising exercise for our start-up, which is good given the present economic circumstances.

An unspecified British media firm bought the game for 5,215 pounds ($7,818).


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Re: Bush Shoe-Tossing Game Sells for $7,800 on Ebay in Four Days

Since this is the price for the domain and the entire site's contents, I'd say the media firm is buying it more for the website traffic than the game. It's a clever move for both the seller and the buyer, well provided that the buyer can quickly recover the $7,800 if the website pays for itself.

I could probably code such a game if I caught up with Flash, but I'd suck at promoting it :P

Re: Bush Shoe-Tossing Game Sells for $7,800 on Ebay in Four Days

Who knew. That has to be the easiest $7,800 ever made.

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Re: Bush Shoe-Tossing Game Sells for $7,800 on Ebay in Four Days

Well played sit well played indeed.

 

I am surpised Ebay lets you sale those though...
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Re: Bush Shoe-Tossing Game Sells for $7,800 on Ebay in Four Days

Wow.  I can't even be bothered to play games like this, much less shell out $7800 for it.

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Re: Bush Shoe-Tossing Game Sells for $7,800 on Ebay in Four Days

Its amazing how much money you cn make off website hits alone.

Re: Bush Shoe-Tossing Game Sells for $7,800 on Ebay in Four Days

The British Media firm would appear to be Fubra, as they now have their name at the bottom of the SockAndAwe site.

Re: Bush Shoe-Tossing Game Sells for $7,800 on Ebay in Four Days

So, they sold the rights to the game and code or something? That's pretty cool. They also got a nice chunk of change for such a simple game.

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Re: Bush Shoe-Tossing Game Sells for $7,800 on Ebay in Four Days

They prolly sold the whole deal, domain name(sockandawe.com), flash game and website code. I noticed that they had a little blurb of a link that they wanted to sell the domain name and everything when i played it the other day.

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Re: Bush Shoe-Tossing Game Sells for $7,800 on Ebay in Four Days

Thats actually a rather neat idea for making money off a bit of IP.

 
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