GSN Digital opens Facebook games studio in Obama's neighborhood

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GSN DigitalWhen you think Facebook game creation, the nexus of the U.S. government isn't exactly the first place that comes to mind. Alas, GSN Digital has announced a new office in the heart of the good old U.S. of A, Washington, D.C. The interactive arm of the Game Show Network behind the Facebook adaptations of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune looks to continue its social gaming push in an unlikely place.

"We're excited to open our new office in Washington, D.C., and expand on our Facebook game offerings," GSN Digital D.C. director Peter Martin said in a release. "We look forward to being a major part of the gaming culture in the area and tapping into the bright and talented minds here in Washington, D.C."

While D.C. may sound like a strange place to open a games studio, the East Coast social gaming scene is growing. There are several gaming firms located in New York, including star of the moment OMGPOP and developers like Arkadium. With the social game division of GSN Digital headquartered in San Francisco, it ultimately makes sense for the company to opt for a totally different location with its next studio.

GSN Digital looks to flesh out its D.C. studio in the coming months with new engineers, analytics pros, web developers designers and game producers. And since the company has seen mild success with its branded Facebook games--aside from the 6 million-strong GSN Games app on Facebook--we'll soon see whether the company continues to go that route. (Regardless, our guess is an emphatic "yes".)

Are you a fan of GSN Digital's games on Facebook? What types of games would you like to see this D.C. studio make? Sound off in the comments. Add Comment.
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