Fiveonenine launches social gaming studio

6:05 PM, Feb 22, 2012   |    comments
Social games developer Fiveonenine Games.
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Promising to blaze new trails in social gaming, developer Fiveonenine Games has opened its Durham, North Carolina, office for business.  A joint venture between top media companies E.W. Scripps and Capitol Broadcasting, Fiveonenine will create high-quality, engaging social and casual games that entertain while connecting players with culturally and politically relevant content.

"We will be launching titles that are inherently more engaging than what is currently on the market by building gaming situations that are relevant to today's headlines instead of contrived environments," explained Lloyd Melnick, chief executive officer of fiveonenine.  "Featuring content that is both entertaining and pertinent is the key to building a large, dedicated community of casual and social gamers."

The team includes industry veterans from numerous companies that are household names in the media and digital categories, including Disney, Washington Post, Motricity, Playdom, RealNetworks, Oberon and Research in Motion, and positions are now available for more talented professionals interested in growing Fiveonenine into an industry-leading social and casual gaming company.

The studio will release its first game, Political Rampage, in the next few weeks.  The title will feature over-the-top caricatures of popular political figures such as President Barack Obama and Sarah Palin facing off in a humorous match-three format.

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