Shockwave.com Introduces New Premium Online Gaming Service – Club Shockwave
New Service Provides Exclusive Access to Hundreds of Online Games,
Puzzles and Cash Prizes
“There has been explosive growth in online casual gaming in the past couple of years and people want to connect and be rewarded for the time they spend playing games,” said
Club Shockwave members have unfettered access to online (browser-based) games of skill in a full range of categories including: classic board games, as well as puzzle, word, and strategy games. The service initially launches with 12 exclusive skill games and hundreds of exclusive puzzles. Users have the chance to win daily cash prizes up to
The launch of Club Shockwave coincides with a new stylized look for Shockwave.com(TM), the world’s original casual online gaming site, which enlivens the popular gaming destination for its more than 14 million monthly visitors (source: Omniture SiteCatalyst 2008). Featuring a refreshed look, Shockwave.com is now more personalized and social — with ratings and reviews, membership and personal profiles.
“comScore says that today, 86 million Americans visit online gaming sites compared to 67 million in December 2007,” added Williams. “The Club Shockwave launch, combined with the overall Shockwave.com redesign, is a powerful one-two punch that allows us to tap into this growing audience of gamers.”
Key Club Shockwave Features Include:
- Hundreds of Games: More than 400 online games, including a dozen Club-exclusive token-generating games and hundreds of puzzles, are available to Club Shockwave members. Categories include: new twists on classic board games, as well as puzzle, word, and strategy games. Progression, replay-ability, and accomplishments are integral to the Club Shockwave experience and are built into each game.
Large Cash Prizes: Games have a chance to win up to
$4,999in daily prizes and an annual $25,000cash jackpot.
- Awards and Achievements: Club Shockwave rewards members just for playing. Tokens are earned every time a member plays Club Shockwave games and can be exchanged for sweepstakes entries and instant-win scratcher games. Accomplishments within each game will also be rewarded with one of hundreds of different collectible virtual trophies, stored in a personal trophy case. The progressive nature of the Club Shockwave games offers users the chance to grow their skills and earn more rewards over time. New games and challenges will be introduced to Club Shockwave on an ongoing basis.
- Community Features: Personal member profiles, Shockwave Game Face (talking, animated avatars), chat features, friend lists, favorite games, game reviews, and high scores are among the features that connect each Club Shockwave member to the broader Shockwave community.
Shockwave.com, the original casual gaming destination, is the world’s leading destination for online games, and serves the best in free interactive entertainment since 1998. Shockwave has a library of more than 400 games including action-packed arcade-style games, jigsaws and puzzle games, multiplayer games, downloadable games and more.
Shockwave is part of Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group’s digital portfolio, which serves kids, tweens, teens, and parents, and focuses on the activities its audiences participate in most online: gaming, social networking and community and video. According to comScore (
Nickelodeon, now in its 30th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in
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SOURCE Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group / Shockwave