FAIRPORT, N.Y. November 5, 2012 — GateHouse Media, Inc. (“GateHouse Media”) a leading multi-media company providing news and information to local communities, and Arkadium, a top developer of online casual games, today announced that Arkadium will provide interactive puzzles and games on all of GateHouse Media’s nearly 400 websites.
Arkadium, which offers more than 300 free online, social and mobile games, will provide such titles as Picture Pieces, Mahjong, Blackjack, Crossword, Jigsaw, Solitaire, Spliterature, Sudoku and Treasure Hunt on GateHouse Media's locally branded sites. Games are free to play. Visit http://games.siftingsherald.com/gatehouse for examples of the interactive puzzles and games.
"This is a great new opportunity for our readers and advertisers," said Michael Moreau, VP of Digital for GateHouse Media. "Having a destination on our sites offering Arkadium's games will solidify our sites' status as the place to go for local news, video and entertainment, enhance the user experience and offer exciting new targeted advertising opportunities in this category. We expect the games to be rolled out across most of GateHouse Media’s websites over the next 30 days."
"We're excited to be entering into this agreement with GateHouse Media," said Neal Sinno, SVP of Casual & Mobile Games at Arkadium. "Our games are a great fit for their audience on their extensive network of community websites."
About GateHouse Media, Inc.
GateHouse Media, Inc., headquartered in Fairport, N.Y., is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by its 78 daily publications. GateHouse Media currently serves local audiences of approximately 10 million per week across 21 states through hundreds of community publications and local websites. GateHouse Media is traded in the over-the-counter market under the symbol GHSE. Learn more at gatehousemedia.com.
Arkadium, creators of the largest library of casual games in the world, has been a top game development studio for the past decade. The company’s hit games, including Mahjongg Dimensions and Taptiles, are distributed worldwide to over 10 million gamers per month on the web, Facebook and mobile devices. A top 20 Comscore game distributor, Arkadium has been the longstanding games partner of MSN, CNN, ESPN, Lifetime, Discovery and many more distinguished brands. Family owned and operated, Arkadium has grown organically since 2001 to more than 140 employees in offices in New York City, Toronto and Ukraine. For more information visit www.arkadium.com.