Wheel of Fortune for Facebook could lead to even more GSN social games
Wheel of Fortune, the crazy popular game show hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White, was digitized (and socialized) as a Facebook game in September. It was revealed by Mass High Tech that the game was created by Waltham, Mass.-based GSN Digital Labs, a division of GSN--formerly known as the Game Show Network--dedicated to creative social games.
According to GSN Digital Labs president Jeremy Shea, Wheel of Fortune for Facebook already has 250 thousand active users since the game's launch in September. With growth like that, it may be only a matter of time before the studio makes more game show-themed social games with big time names to drive their popularity. With a brand like Wheel of Fortune, it's possible that GSN Digital Labs' creations could give upcoming studios like Digital Chocolate, Lolapps or even CrowdStar a run for their money.
GSN Digital Labs was created out of GSN's Digital Division, which was founded in 2006 after the acquisition of WorldWinner Inc. With 250 thousand more fans in Wheel of Fortune for Facebook and a studio ready for more, GSN might have just struck social game gold.
What other GSN shows would you like to see on Facebook? Do you think GSN Digital Labs has a shot at becoming a premiere social game developer? Sound off in the comments. Add Comment.