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Ludia Developing Multiplatform Family Feud Titles

by Rainier on May 28, 2009 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT

The Family Feud games will feature all of the favorite elements of the show as played on television, with two “families” playing against each other in a contest to name the most popular answers to survey questions posed to 100 people.

The Family Feud games will feature all of the favorite elements of the show as played on television, with two “families” playing against each other in a contest to name the most popular answers to survey questions posed to 100 people. The game will be rendered with a dynamic redesign of familiar aspects such as the scoreboard, face offs, strikes, stealing and ‘fast money’ rounds. The Family Feud game will also incorporate connected gaming elements to make it easy and entertaining for friends and family to play and interact together. Both single and multiplayer game modes will be supported, as well as reward systems to fuel the competitive fun between families, and player avatars that can be customized and personalized.

“We are excited to create compelling game play experiences around Family Feud that new and existing fans can engage with across multiple platforms,” said Alex Thabet, Founder and CEO of Ludia Inc. “This deal also helps round out the Ludia portfolio of game show video games, which we believe to be a category with fantastic potential.”

“After more than 33 years, the Emmy-award winning Family Feudis one of the most iconic and enduring game shows on the air,” said Olivier Delfosse, Director, Interactive, FremantleMedia Enterprises, licensor for the program. “Given our tremendous success with The Price Is Right, we are very pleased to have Ludia create another fresh offering of video games for fans of Family Feud, game show enthusiasts and wider audiencesalike.”

Earlier this year, FremantleMedia Ventures announced a strategic minority equity investment in Ludia as part of its ongoing expansion into the high-growth video games market. FME, which is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, also has other brands in Ludia’s portfolio, including American Idol, Press Your Luck and The Price is Right. Family Feud is produced by FremantleMedia North America and has appeared in over 30 countries in various forms, including celebrity specials.

The exclusive, multi-year deal will result in games across major platforms including PC/Mac, console, iPhone and iPod touch, with the first of the Family Feud games slated for launch in Sept. 2009.

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