Kyle Kesterson and team Ew Awesome at Seattle Startup Weekend

At Startup Weekend in Seattle earlier this month, Seattle artist and designer Kyle Kesterson and crew wowed the crowd with their new game for Kinect, Android and iOS called In Digestion in which players assume the character of a giant tapeworm by the name of Marvin.

Now, Kesterson is hoping that the tapeworm will get him to Singapore. A Startup Weekend veteran who made a name for himself as the creative force behind Giant Thinkwell, Kesterson is Seattle’s official entrant for the Global Startup Battle.

The competition pits winning teams from four dozen cities across the global in what amounts to a startup version of Fight Club.

The winning team, chosen by members of the community through online voting, gets a table at the Startup Pavillion at Demo Asia in Singapore in February 2012; a table at the Launch Pad conference in San Francisco; 40 hours of design work; public relations assistance; and $5,000 in legal consultation from Cooley Godward.

“If we can go and pitch in both San Francisco and Singapore, who knows what opportunities lie ahead,” Kesterson told GeekWire.

Meanwhile, here’s Kesterson’s video pitch, which includes a cameo by none other than Seattle rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot. You can see all of the entries, and place your vote here.

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  • Dwayne Mercredi

    Here’s a direct link to vote for Ew Awesome:

  • Kyle Kesterson

    We have some fun plans to collaborate with other talented folks in Seattle, including featuring guest characters and voices from those near and dear to us in the Seattle community… and maybe even you! No limit to the fun we can have.

    Thanks for the support, this is really helping us succeed in a way we couldn’t without you.

  • marcnager

    well done guys. An incredible team and amazing progress yet again!

  • Vaughnmerc

    Hey Uncle Dwayne, just to let you know I love your new game idea, and I’m voting for you guys. GOOD LUCK hope you make it to Singapore!!!!


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