First published on MSDN on Apr 29, 2016

Imagine Cup is all about games you cannot turn off, innovations that change the way you live, and applications that save lives. Imagine Cup helps young people see how the technology they create can not only shape their own futures, but can directly improve the lives of users.

Introducing the 2016 Imagine Cup Online Finals champions! Online finalists come from countries that do not host an Imagine Cup National Finals round. These six talented teams will proceed to compete head-to-head against the Imagine Cup National Finals winners at the World Semifinals, which are held online.

But the road doesn’t end there. The next round of winners will show off their hard work in Seattle at the Imagine Cup World Finals in July. One team each from the Games, Innovation and World Citizenship categories will be crowned Imagine Cup winners while the one team chosen as World Champion will meet face-to-face with Satya Nadella ! Good luck to all and congratulations to our Online Finals champions!

Meet the winners!

Games Competition

The Void by Shooting Star Studios , Spain

When you feel yourself hollow, when all your hard work changes nothing, when you feel alone in darkness, trapped within your own mind, will you still seek happiness? Will you dare keep fighting to escape the Void?

Shooting Star Studios, Silvia Barbero

POINTS by WorkD , Côte d'Ivoire

POINTS is a turn based strategic game that allows you to play the game called "point-point" with rules adapted to digital format.

POINTS is comprised of Abraham Doumbia, Christian Wakablet, Desire Ouonouan, and Diakité Amadou Kaba.

Innovation Competition

FuelE.co by FuelE.co , Canada

FuelE.co is a universal Windows app that leverages cars' onboard sensors to display real-time and historical fuel efficiency data to drivers with compelling visualizations.

FuelE.co is comprised of Scott Killeen and Will Thompson.

moderateIT by TrollBusters , Slovakia

moderateIT's goal is to get rid of offensive, poisonous and impolite comments in online discussions.

TrollBusters is comprised of Andrej Švec, Filip Vozar, Jakub Adam, and Monika Filipcikova.

World Citizenship Competition

Safe Driving by Safe Driving , Bolivia

This application is intended to lower the rates of accidents caused by intoxicated drivers. It would be very useful globally to prevent loss of life as well as property damage.

Team Safe Driving is comprised of Alison Parisaca Quispe, Katherine Ramos, Monica Hiliri Quelali and Rodrigo Diego Quispe Laura.

Dabo by Team Dabo , Canada

Dabo, Latin for “to give”, is an online platform that connects the world together through philanthropy. Dabo aims to leverage the power of crowd-sourcing and advanced geo-mapping technology to amplify the positive work that is being accomplished around the world.

Team Dabo is comprised of Ali Khokhar, Alex Adusei, Enoch Tam, Steve Emmanuel.

We look forward to watching these apps and teams develop and compete again in the World Semifinals, concluding at the end of May. The winners advancing to the World Finals in Seattle will be announced the first week of June. Follow all the exciting action on ImagineCup.com and on Twitter at @MSFTImagine .

Updated 5/3/16:

Team TechnoFunGames from Kuwait is a winner of the 2016 Kuwait Games National Final and will be representing Kuwait at the 2016 Imagine Cup Games World Semifinals.