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GSN Digital, Sony Launch  Jeopardy  Facebook Game

GSN Digital, Sony Launch Jeopardy Facebook Game

April 25, 2011 | By Eric Caoili

Sony Consumer Products and GSN Digital, the interactive division of Game Show Network, announced the launch of a Facebook game for long-running quiz show Jeopardy.

Modeled after the popular TV quiz show, the social game allows players to answer trivia questions in the form of a question across three shortened rounds, and make wagers on their answers for special Daily Doubles and Final Jeopardy events.

This online version allows players to ask Facebook friends for help if they don't know the answer to the Final Jeopardy segment (winning back half their wager), and use Jeopardy Boosts to double their score or pass on a clue when responding.

This is GSN Digital and Sony's second social game release based on a TV show. Their first collaboration, a Wheel of Fortune Facebook game, receives over 200,000 daily players and more than 1 million monthly players.

Other companies have made efforts to port game shows to Facebook, too, bringing titles like Deal or No Deal, The Price Is Right, and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire to the social network. The most successful game, iWin's Family Feud, has over 3.2 million monthly players.

"Jeopardy is truly America's Favorite Quiz Show, and we're excited to be able to offer it to the millions of Jeopardy fans looking for another way to enjoy the game," says GSN Digital Labs' VP Jeremy Shea.

He continues, "The success of Wheel of Fortune on Facebook has paved the way for additional fan favorites, and we know our loyal players will love Jeopardy."

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