As a pioneering media enterprise, Scripps is expanding its digital products and services including social games. Scripps first researched the creation of a social game…then decided to build not just a game, but a company. With that entrepreneurial spirit, “FiveOneNine Games” became a joint venture of The E.W. Scripps Company and Capitol Broadcasting. The mission and goal of FiveOneNine Games is to entertain players, engage and enlighten them. The initial focus of the company’s social gaming strategy is to create interactive and entertaining games that, in keeping with Scripps’ news heritage, have a connection to the political landscape.
The first two games provide an experience unlike anything on the market. Political Rampage and Campaign Story give gamers a chance to jump into the political arena. Political Rampage is a fun game for iOS where players match three topics in a fast-paced attempt to beat their political opponent in a battle to the White House. Campaign Story is Facebook’s #1 political simulation game where gamers-turned-politicians run for office in a campaign where they make the rules. Click on the game graphics below for more information.