MONTREAL, CANADA, October 29, 2012— Interactive entertainment company Ludia Inc. and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), the commercial and brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, today announced the launch of the Family Feud & Friends™ game for the Android platform. Now, through a cross-platform experience, Android and iOS users can challenge their friends to experience the Family Feud® game and compete as they name the most popular answers to interactive survey questions, based on the widely-recognized television game show.
"We are excited to bring our first Freemium game to the Android platform, allowing Family Feud & Friends players to enjoy a cross-platform experience with the same built-in social features wehave successfully delivered to iOS users,” said Alex Thabet, Founder and CEO of Ludia Inc. "Based on the outstanding popularity we witnessed Family Feud & Friends have with iOS gamers, hitting approximately 12 million downloads to date, this Android game release will continue our strategy of delivering players endless fun with high-quality, family-friendly titles they have come to enjoy from Ludia."
Family Feud & Friends features:Mobile social game play utilizing Facebook Connect, and the ability to follow personal and friends’ progress via daily high score rankings.Favorite elements from the TV show, including thousands of survey questions, ‘Fast Money’ play, authentic theme music and the familiar scoreboard in dazzling HD.Predictive text input and auto spell checker to make typing answers lightning fast.
“Family Feud & Friends has been an incredible success since it first launched and we are thrilled that Ludia is now bringing the game to Android users,” added Nicholas Dale, Senior Manager of Interactive and Mobile for FremantleMedia Enterprises. “Creating a cross-platform way to connect Family Feud & Friends across the majority of smartphone and tablet devices is ahuge win for players and fans of the show alike.”
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About Ludia Inc.
Ludia creates and distributes cross-platform interactive entertainment with mass consumer appeal. Located in Montreal and founded byexperienced industry players, Ludia's innovative and high-quality product portfolio consists of original and branded properties including, Are YouSmarter Than A 5th Grader?®, Family Feud®, Jurassic Park, Press Your Luck®, The Price Is Right®, Where's Waldo?®and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
About FremantleMedia and FremantleMediaEnterprises
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of television entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, which is in turn 92 percent owned by the international media company Bertelsmann. FremantleMedia’s worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia, Ludia, @radical.media and Original Productions, amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating over 9,200 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world’s most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.
About FREMANTLEMEDIA North America
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon AMERICAN IDOL (FOX), “America’s Got Talent” (NBC), “Hole In The Wall” (Cartoon Network), “Let’s Make A Deal” (CBS), “Family Feud” (syn), “The Price Is Right” (CBS) and THE X FACTOR.
About “FAMILY FEUD”
Taped in front of a live audience from its new home in Atlanta, Georgia, FAMILY FEUD is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Gaby Johnston is executive producer. Jim Roush is executive in charge of production. Ken Fuchs is director.
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