New online "Game Show" features Cash Jackpots, first-ever Massively Multi-Player Online Community Cash Winnings
CatchUp CoverAll is a free, massively multiplayer online game show where thousands of people can compete in real-time to completely cover one bingo card and take home a cash jackpot worth up to
"Bingo is a very social, very communal, massively multi-player experience," said
Like TV game shows, CatchUp CoverAll is free to play, awards prizes to winners, and is supported by sponsors. However, unlike TV, in Gamesville's CatchUp CoverAll, everyone competes to win real cash. The interactive nature of Gamesville also includes chat functionality allowing gamers to create buddy lists to befriend other gamers who share similar interests in a safe, friendly environment.
Also similar to TV game shows, Gamesville is ad-supported, featuring video ads like traditional TV commercials. But unlike TV ads, Gamesville ads provide the immediate ability to act upon the advertiser's message and track the audience reaction to the message in real-time. "Our Gamesville members are very responsive to the video ads since they appear in between games and they understand that advertising during game breaks makes it possible for us to keep our games free to play," Cummings added. "Advertisers are also attracted to Gamesville due to our reach and frequency and our ability to leverage technology and campaigns from the leading video ad agencies including Tremor, Broadband Enterprises, and Advertising.com." Current Gamesville video ads from leading consumer brands include Hershey's(R) Kisses(R), Mucinex(R) DM, Airwick(R), and Wal-Mart(R), among others.
Earlier this year, Gamesville re-launched their classic online game show, Bingo Zone(R), and launched a new subscription service called GV Gold. Gamesville's premium service, GV Gold, offers players a variety of ways to win big prizes (including automatic double jackpots in CatchUp CoverAll) and features game play with no ad interruptions, members-only rooms, exclusive avatar costumes and items, and
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