Facebook Gamers to Share the ‘Fascination’ with Jersey Shore Star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino
The Facebook arcade features two classic Jersey Shore boardwalk games—“Mike’s Fascination” and “Frank’s Frog Toss”—and is being released under a partnership agreement with Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his family
New Jersey-based Apps Genius Corp, a creator of innovative social games and mobile applications, wants Facebook users to share the fascination with one star of television’s Jersey Shore. The company has just released “The Situation and Family Boardwalk Arcade,” a new gaming app for Facebook that offers a fun boardwalk experience to gamers from around the globe—many of whom have never actually visited the Jersey shore.
The arcade features two classic Jersey Shore boardwalk games—“Mike’s Fascination” and “Frank’s Frog Toss”—and is being released under a partnership agreement with Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his family. The games feature Apps Genius’ new Achievement and Rewards platform, which allows players to receive real prizes.
“Mike’s Fascination” is based on a longtime boardwalk tradition that is a competitive game of skill. It requires players to “roll” virtual balls onto a square grid of 25 holes; the first player to arrange balls in a specific configuration wins. Each game lasts approximately 60 to 90 seconds, and players can see in real time how they’re doing compared to their fellow players. Players can choose between several game variations, each with its own fun and unique challenge. “Frank’s Frog Toss,” which is named after Mike’s brother Frank, is also a competitive game in which users have to use a mallet to launch frogs onto moving lily pads. They can win tickets for hitting the targets and winning the game.
Gameplay for “Mike’s Fascination” and “Frank’s Frog Toss” offers a competitive environment in which players compete against nine other people at a time. Players vie for tickets as achievements for winning their round of play, and can redeem those tickets for real items—including “The Situation’s” arcade tattoo and his famous gym bags—which will be mailed to them. Players start with 25 free tokens and can receive more, based on their achievement level every day that they log in. Additional tokens are available for purchase using Facebook credits, or can be earned by finishing certain marketing offers available on Facebook.
All in the Family
“When I first decided that I wanted to develop games, I wanted to make sure of two things,” said “The Situation.” “One, that my whole family was involved in the creative process, and two, that I could share one of the best parts of the Jersey Shore boardwalk with all of my fans.”
“Mike and his family are innovative gamers who wanted to bring the fun of a Jersey Shore boardwalk arcade to social gaming,” says Adam Kotkin, CEO of Apps Genius. “The Sorrentino family also wanted a way to take a piece of the Jersey Shore with them whenever they’re away from home, and ‘The Situation & Family Boardwalk Arcade’ is the ideal way to do it. The Arcade is designed to be a fun-filled place, and we’re convinced that The Situation’s many fans will enjoy themselves while competing against each other.”
To log onto the fun, visit http://apps.facebook.com/thesituationarcade
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