The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from Business Wire

FiveOneNine Games Launches Campaign Story

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Launch of First Political Facebook Game Celebrated by Photo Contests at National Conventions</i> </p>

Thursday, August 23, 2012

FiveOneNine Games Launches Campaign Story09:05 EDT Thursday, August 23, 2012 DURHAM, N.C. (Business Wire) -- FiveOneNine Games, dedicated to creating and publishing high-quality social and casual games, announces the launch of its second title, Campaign Story, the first political Facebook game. In the game players are able to run their own political campaign, taking their political aspirations from local mayor to the White House. Campaign Story mimics today's current campaign and election process by giving players the chance to take control and run their campaign their way. Just like in the campaign battles taking place across the country this election season, Campaign Story is all about gaining popularity to get votes and win the election. From picking a campaign slogan, to hiring canvassers, fund raisers and campaign staff, players vie for popularity and interact with Facebook friends to increase their standing in the polls. Candidates have a choice to play clean or play dirty. It's up to them to decide how to best climb the political ladder. It's time to play, visit www.Facebook.com and search Campaign Story to kick-off your campaign! “We are excited to launch our second title, Campaign Story,” says Lloyd Melnick, Chief Executive Officer of FiveOneNine Games. “With campaign season upon us, Campaign Story is a great way to let your inner politician out, campaign how you want and connect to something that is fun and socially relevant.” To promote the launch of Campaign Story, FiveOneNine Games is unveiling ‘Capture Your Campaign Story' Photo Contest for the BIG upcoming conventions in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C. Participants are encouraged to submit photos that best tell the story of the convention and presidential campaigns. For more information and complete rules and regulations, check out the official ‘Capture Your Campaign Story' photo contest rules. FiveOneNine Games is a leading provider of social games that connect real-world interests and passions to fun gaming experiences. The company is dedicated to creating and delivering high-quality, social games for iOS, Android, Facebook and other social platforms. Current titles include Campaign Story and Political Rampage. The company is an innovative joint venture of the EW Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP), one of the largest media companies in the United States, and Capitol Broadcasting, the largest media company in North Carolina. About FiveOneNine Games FiveOneNine Games, headquartered in Durham, N.C., is dedicated to creating and publishing high-quality social and casual games. Our games combine real world and socially relevant themes with fun game play to entertain, engage and enlighten players. FiveOneNine is a joint venture of the EW Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP), one of the largest media companies in the United States, and Capitol Broadcasting, the largest media company in North Carolina. For additional information and game images, please visit www.fiveoneninegames.com or contact hello@fiveoneninegames.com. For FiveOneNine GamesJayme Owen, 919-334-3779jayme.owen@fleishman.com