Reno, NV - January 21, 2011 - 3G Studios, Inc. has acquired the rights to the classic TV series, The Dating Game . In collaboration with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, (SPCP), 3G will bring the beloved brand to Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, Hi5 and Twitter, in Q1 2011. Based on the popular show, this social game utilizes the global connectivity of today's generation to allow players from around the world to "date" in an all-new interactive experience. The Dating Game beta launches soon, so fans are encouraged to sign up at http://www.3gstudios.com/datinggame and let the flirty fun begin!
" The Dating Game has held fan appeal for decades with its sometimes provocative, sometimes coy, and always very fun flirtatious interactions," said CEO of 3G Studios, James Kosta. "By reviving the look and lighthearted feeling of the original 1960's TV series and leveraging the global connectivity of sites like Facebook, we are proud to pay homage to the cherished classic while also providing a new kind of gaming experience that caters to the social networking culture of the 21 st Century."
"We are delighted to be working with 3G in the social gaming space. The Dating Game delivers a fun and exciting gaming experience that we feel is a perfect complement to the original show." said Mark Caplan, Vice President Consumer Products and Interactive, Sony Pictures Consumer Products.
The Dating Game for social networks mimics the original show by having three contestants participate in a question and answer format as they try to win the affection of - and a date with - a bachelor or bachelorette. Unlike the television series, however, contestants are not limited to just one date, but can go on multiple "dates" with Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, Hi5 and Twitter players all over the world.
When users join The Dating Game they are prompted to create an in-game avatar that can be personalized using a variety of options from body type, to hair and eye color, and clothing. Bachelors and bachelorettes will then engage in various question and answer games to learn more about each other's likes and interests, with identities remaining a mystery. As in the game show, all innuendo, suggestion and humor will drive the dialogue creating a fun, spirited environment for all.
About 3G Studios
3G Studios, Inc. is an accomplished game development studio that designs and develops interactive entertainment products for personal computers (PC), next generation consoles, iPhone, mobile and handheld devices. 3G Studios, Inc. provides a creative work environment utilizing its own proprietary cross-platform tools, technology and processes. 3G Studio, Inc.'s published works include the hit title "Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009," a collaboration with Harmonix to release "Rock Band", "SWAT: Target Liberty" for the Playstation Portable (PSP), and "Stacked" with Daniel Negreanu. 3G Studios has also released "Zombeat" and "The Deep" iPhone game applications, as well as the recently released "Brave Arms", now available on Facebook. Since the successful releases of past projects, 3G Studios is currently focused on its "Free-2-Play" Razor Online Service, product creativity and Intellectual Property (IP) development.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in more than 130 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at www.sonypictures.com.
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