NEW YORK, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grandparents.com (OTCBB: GPCM), the premiere destination site and ultimate resource for modern grandparents, announced today that it has partnered with Arkadium, a top game development studio in New York City. Grandparents.com will be featuring 25 of Arkadium's most popular games on its site, all of which will be available free to visitors coming to the Grandparents.com website.
Familiar card games such as Spider Solitaire and Blackjack, strategy games like Sudoku, Crossword and Word Find, as well as other choices, like the speed-matching game Eggz, the "puzzling" game Jigsaw, and the award-winning Mahjongg Dimensions, will now all be available on Grandparents.com. Arkadium will also provide a social media interface platform that allows players to tweet links to their favorite games, "Like" the games on Facebook, and share their scores on their Facebook News Feed and Wall.
"We are excited to be adding so many of Arkadium's games to our site," said Director of Social Media and Benefits Club for Grandparents.com, Jennifer Fragale. "Arkadium will provide a robust entertainment experience that grandparents and grandkids alike will find amusing."
Neal Sinno, Arkadium's Senior Vice President of Business Development, added, "Arkadium is so happy to be partnering with Grandparents.com. Their audience includes some of the world's most avid gamers." According to the Casual Games Association, almost 75% of casual gamers are women over the age of 35.
Grandparents.com is the ultimate resource and premier social media website for today's grandparents. The website offers enriching activities, discussion groups, expert advice, ten monthly newsletters, and a Benefits Club with discounts on thousands of goods and services. In 2011, Grandparents.com added over 200 marketing partners to its Benefits Club and launched the Grandparents.com Bookstore, which is operated in association with Baker-Taylor, Inc., one of the world's largest distributors of print and digital books. Grandparents.com's redesigned website will be launched on Grandparents Day, September 9, 2012.
Arkadium, creators of the largest library of casual games in the world, has been a top game developer for the past decade. The company's hit games, including Mahjongg Dimensions, are distributed worldwide to over ten million gamers per month on the web, Facebook, iPhone and iPads. A top 20 Comscore game distributor, Arkadium has been the longstanding games partner of MSN, Hearst Magazines Digital Media, ESPN, ABC, Lifetime, Discovery and many more distinguished brands. Family owned and operated, Arkadium has grown organically since 2001 to more than 100 employees in offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and Ukraine. For more information visit http://www.arkadium.com.
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