Visiware announces a new generation of convergent TV games for Samsung
October 26, 2013
Visiware, the publisher of interactive TV game services, and Samsung, announce the launch of a new adaptation of the game “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” for Samsung Smart TVs. This new game, developed by Visiware is available as an exclusive free application on Samsung Apps, and lets the player dive into the immersive atmosphere of the famous TV game show, offers for the first time a unique multi-screen gaming experience.
As a complement to the “traditional” game mode, with its 12 questions, 3 lifelines and the well- known money tree (virtual money), the application also offers a brand new game mode called “The race to the million” where up to 4 players with their smartphones or tablets (iOS and Android compatible devices) will be able to connect simultaneously to the TV and play together in a new convergent experience.
Developed in HD format, the game can also be played more traditionally using the television remote or with the voice and gesture recognition included in Samsung Smart TVs.
“The technology in our TV sets enables us now to create new consumer experiences”, commented Nicolas Ferry, Marketing Manager TV & Audio/Video, Samsung Electronics France. “This new game on our Smart TVs fully demonstrates the capacities of our televisions in terms of convergence and innovative features such as gesture and voice controls.”
Players will finally be able to compare their performances nationwide via an online leaderboard. They will be able to create up to 4 user profiles in the game and take on multiple challenges to reach the top and the status of “Billionaire”.
Colas Overkott, CEO of Visiware, is delighted with the launch: “Television is still at the heart of the digital household and home entertainment. While the casual game market is booming on cell phones and tablets, the technological breakthroughs of major equipment manufacturers such as Samsung are now enabling us to develop equivalent gaming experiences for the television, experiences that are sometimes even more innovative and convergent. The application “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” is only a first example of this new generation of games that we distribute worldwide”.