Vietnamese game competes for Microsoft Imagine Cup

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Members of the Bluetooth team

A team of students from the College of Technology, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, will join the final ground of the 11th Microsoft Imagine Cup at Saint Petersburg in Russia this July.

The team, called Bluetooth, defeated 66 other game projects by 131 teams of more than 1000 students throughout the country to become Vietnam's representative at the competition with their Green Haven project, news website Dan Tri reported April 20.

Green Haven carries an environment protection message with four main ideas: classifying, reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

It can be integrated on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Xbox.

The main ideas are cleverly carried by the game through "Minigame quiz", "Challenges" and "Fun Facts", "Recycle Kits" and "Recycle Factory".

Started in 2003, Imagine Cup is an annual competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft Corp. that brings together young technologists worldwide to help resolve some of the world's toughest challenges.

All competitors create projects that address the Imagine Cup theme: "Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems."

According to Microsoft Vietnam, the number of teams taking part in this year's Microsoft Imagine Cup is almost double last year.

Winners of this year's competition will receive a prize of US$300,000, double last year's prize money.

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