fiveonenine Officially Launches Social Gaming Studio

Wed, February 22, 2012 by Tim King

Social gaming innovator fiveonenine games today officially opened their Durham office for business. A joint venture between top media companies E.W. Scripps and Capitol Broadcasting, fiveonenine will create high-quality, engaging social and casual games that entertain while connecting players with culturally and politically relevant content.

“In building culturally relevant games, we will be launching titles that are inherently more engaging than what is currently on the market,” explained Lloyd Melnick, chief executive officer of fiveonenine. “Featuring content that is both entertaining and pertinent is the key to building a large, dedicated community of casual and social gamers.”

The team includes industry veterans from a number of powerhouse companies, including Disney, Washington Post, Motricity, Playdom, RealNetworks, Oberon and Research in Motion, and positions are now available for more talented professionals interested in growing fiveonenine into an industry-leading social and casual gaming company.

“With the extensive resources of E.W. Scripps and Capitol Broadcasting behind us, we plan to release a wide variety of engaging games over the coming months,” added Sarah Daniels, vice president of creative. “We will be starting with iOS and expanding to Facebook and other platforms soon after, with the goal of delivering our enlightening content to the largest possible audience.”

fiveonenine will release its first game, Political Rampage, in the next few weeks. The title will feature over-the-top caricatures of popular political figures such as President Barack Obama and Sarah Palin facing off in a humorous match-three format.

Find more information on fiveonenine Games on its website.

About fiveonenine Games

fiveonenine games is a joint venture of the E.W. Scripps Company (www.scripps.com) and Capitol Broadcasting (www.cbc-raleigh.com). Its mission is to not only entertain players, but also engage and enlighten players with great social games based on cultural, social and politically relevant content.

About Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WDNC-AM, WCLY-AM, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Marketing in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WMYT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and The Durham Bulls in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, NC.  Capitol Broadcasting Company's legacy of hard work, creativity, and a commitment to our audiences, our clients, and our employees has made us a successful broadcasting company and industry leader in the communications field.  

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media enterprise with interests in television stations and newspapers that are passionate about the company’s long-time vision statement: “Give light and the people will find their own way.” For a full listing of Scripps media companies and their associated Web sites, visit http://www.scripps.com/.

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