San Francisco (PRWEB) December 16, 2005 -
iWin, Inc., (http://www.iWin.com) a leading game developer and publisher of online games for the mass market, announces its release of the Family Feud Holiday Edition, a new seasonal update to their best selling Family Feud game. Both games are based on the highly successful television show. Sales from the original Family Feud download game broke sale records on iWin.com and several partner sites. The new Holiday Edition is expected to be one of the most popular download games of the season.
Family Feud Holiday Edition game
"Based on the huge demand and positive response from game players for our original Family Feud game, we see the new Family Feud Holiday Edition as a chance to extend the fun with new questions and a holiday theme families will love," explains CJ Wolf, CEO of iWin, Inc. "We believe the success of our Family Feud series is based on smart game design, the option of playing family against family, and the often hysterical responses to the survey questions."
Family Feud is the third downloadable game developed and published by iWin, including the hit titles Jewel Quest and Mah Jong Quest. The Family Feud game is produced by iWin in partnership with FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide, Americas (FLW, Americas), the US licensing division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of program brands in the world.
"Family Feud is one of America's most beloved and easily recognized game shows, and iWin's online downloadable game is a great extension of this brand," said Keith Hindle, Vice President, Integrated Marketing and Interactive for FLW, Americas. "The gameplay is dead on, the audio commentary is amusing and, most importantly, it is fun and easy to play. It's no wonder that Family Feud is on the top 10 list for so many game sites."
The Holiday Edition is a revised release of the Family Feud game release earlier this year. The Holiday Edition includes new holiday-themed questions with over 1700 new answers to the survey questions. Players can expect hours of fun as they try to guess the top answers to the game's surveys - to beat the average score or go head-to-head with family against family! In keeping with the TV version, players can pass, play, steal and strike. The game is enhanced by stunning graphics, captivating music, and exciting commentary from the game's host to make each round highly entertaining and true to the fun of the legendary game show.
About iWin, Inc.
Founded in 2001, San Francisco-based iWin is a leading developer and publisher of games for the mass market. iWin has created more than 30 Web games and three download games including Jewel Quest, a Finalist for the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards as Downloadable Game of the Year, Mah Jong Quest, and Family Feud. The company also manages its premier game portal, http://www.iWin.com, which offers free single-player and multi-player games, downloadable games, skill-based games and community features. iWin distributes its games through several leading web properties including Yahoo, Real Networks, MSN, Shockwave and AOL.
About FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide, Americas:
FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide, Americas (FLW, Americas) is the licensing arm of FremantleMedia for North and South America, one of the largest international creators and producers of program brands in the world, with leading prime time drama, serial drama, entertainment and factual entertainment programming in over 40 territories. FLW, Americas exploits FremantleMedia’s many strong brands, including the award winning, American Idol, the world’s longest running gameshow The Price Is Right, the ever-popular Family Feud, and other classic gameshows, across multiple off-screen platforms including merchandising campaigns, live events, sponsorship, interactive and wireless support, home entertainment and music publishing. FLW, Americas is also responsible for additional business diversification initiatives including ‘Thumbdance’, a pioneering wireless channel delivering original made-for-mobile video content on demand.
FLW, Americas is part of FremantleMedia North America (FMNA). FMNA is on the leading edge of global broadcast production, developing some of television's most innovative and watched new programming. Based in Santa Monica and with offices in New York, FMNA has produced such genre-bending shows as the musical/reality phenomenon American Idol, which it co-owns and co-produces. In 2005, FremantleMedia programs garnered 16 Emmy nominations, including six for American Idol. Other credits include The Price Is Right (CBS), the longest-running gameshow in television history, the daily syndicated gameshow Family Feud, the hotly debated reality series The Swan (Fox), the breakout hit lifestyle show How Clean Is Your House? (Lifetime), Distraction (Comedy Central), Property Ladder (TLC) and the upcoming American Inventor (ABC) and Gameshow Marathon (CBS).
FremantleMedia is the production arm of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company. With interests in 31 television channels and 33 radio stations in 10 countries, RTL Group is a division of leading integrated media and entertainment company Bertelsmann AG. For further information, visit http://www.fremantlemedia.com.