CNN launches gaming platform
09 December 2011
CNN has launched a new social games portal ‘CNN Games’ powered by leading social gaming developer, Arkadium.
The games are free and users can win rewards or tickets which allow them to feature on a Leaderboard.
Although most popular story titles appear on the side of the portal, it is notable that none of the games are in any way related to the CNN brand or the news featured on the website. In turn, they are the established casual time-wasters such as Solitaire and Eggz.
In its bid to compete online, the international news organisation may be onto a new trend. In fact, the social games addition can be the future online answer to a comic strip or jokes sections in traditional newspapers.
Sandra Mardin, London