Celebdaq is based on the web site Popex. It was licensed to the BBC
who made their own version of it by using Oracle database and Perl
This part of the wikipedia entry for Popex.
?It was built by Paul Clarke as a hobby website, was acquired by
FortuneCity in October 1999 and then Channelfly in February 2001,
taking its creator with it each time. The BBC licensed the code for
the game to make their own version Celebdaq.?
This is from Paul Clarke?s blog
?Apparently bbc.co.uk/celebdaq/ has just won a BAFTA - I made that,
it's based on popex... hopefully I can get my hands on the award, for
a photo or something, we'll see.?
According to the CV of Steve Pierce, he led the BBC team on the
development of the product. (Google cache only)
?Successfully led the creation and development of a BAFTA
award-winning website named Celebdaq (http://www.bbc.co.uk/celebdaq).
This site is a celebrity-trading site in the style of a stock
exchange, incorporating a complex system of game design elements and
requiring a backend interface for editorial input. Originally a
purchased product, the system was rewritten for this purpose,
employing Oracle database and Perl programming.?
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