New trend: “Party games” on Facebook!

Visiware announces the release of Blitz Dobble on Facebook, a brand new game adapted from the famous board game.

Visiware, the world leader in developing and distributing interactive television games, as well
as PlayAlong with TV shows, has now unveiled its first game on Facebook with Blitz Dobble (Blitz Spot It in the US), THE party game of the moment.

Released in 2009 as a board game, Dobble (Spot It in the US) is a truly addictive memory game combining speed, reflexes, observation, and fun. Its fun and simple rules, consisting of finding matching symbols in two stacks of cards, have already made it a genuine classic, and explain its increasing success year after year.

Blitz Dobble does not depart from this basic rule. Visiware game designers have successfully reproduced the Dobble universe while adding great new features. The player can enter a fantastic “Journey mode” and travel through 20 more and more difficult levels, while earning
virtual currency, power-ups, and new features along the way. Gamers wanting to compete against their friends can also enter the Weekly Tournament, with its exciting and challenging
Survival mode.

On top of the Adventure and Tournament modes, Blitz Dobble has added a great new feature:
the Eye Q calculation (Eye Quotient). The Eye Q is to the eye what IQ is to intelligence. For the first time, it is possible to compare your visual prowess with that of your friends, and have fun in the process.

The game also benefits from all the social features of the Facebook platform and best-of-breed implementation of Open Graph.

The launch anticipates a new powerful trend in social gaming: the appearance of next-generation licensed games, like Dobble, which can compete with more traditional games like Monopoly or Scrabble, already available on Facebook.

Laurant Weill, CEO of Visiware: “Party games are a new trend that is growing exponentially. Entering the market of social games on Facebook with Dobble Blitz is a logical step for us. Dobble is an international license that is gaining more and more popularity. It establishes the perfect balance between simplicity and fun, qualities that appeal to our audience: casual gamers.”

Visiware is an interactive studio based in France and The USA, whose 80 experts provide gaming and technology solutions in the following areas: PlayAlong™ – This new and unique platform allows TV producers and channels to launch next gen social games and interactions based on and synchronized with major TV game-shows. Millions of TV viewers can simultaneously participate during a TV show; via the web, their iPhone, iPad or even through Facebook.
PlayinStar™ – Visiware’s turnkey social games platform on the web. Leading portals generate new revenue streams with this white label multiplayer game service. Playin’TV™ – Experts in casual gaming, Visiware also operates the internationally leading interactive pay-TV game channel Playin’TV™.
LeStudio™ – Create, design, and develop custom user Interfaces, as well as TV applications,
for TV operators, technology providers for satellite, cable, IPTV, OTT, connected TV, etc.

More info on www.visiware.com & www.playinstar.com

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