Come Dine With Me Bingo Coming Soon
Posted by Jason Dale
TV themed bingo rooms are nothing new! We've seen The X Factor, Big Brother, Deal Or No Deal, Take Me Out, Saturday Night Takeaway, Coronation Street, Britain's Got Talent and even Blockbusters lend their names to the popular game. Following in their footsteps is another popular TV show - Come Dine With Me!
Come Dine With Me Bingo will be slightly different to other games in that it will be a freemium product. What this means is that is will be free to play but if you want additional features then you make in-game purchases - pretty much like Candy Crush Saga and games of that nature.
The game is being developed for Channel 4 by Nektan, a company which provides gaming solutions and who run Chomp Casino. We suspect that Come Dine With Me Bingo will be only available as a downloadable app rather than a web based product. However if the branding proves to be a success then it may well lead to further developments. Mind we can't envisage how it will work or whether viewers of the show will want a bingo game based on it!
Of all the TV/bingo tie-ups this does seem to be one of the strangest. We wonder how the show's format can be mixed up with bingo? Any suggestions? Mind you we always thought that Iceland Bingo (our review) was a bit of an off the wall idea and that's so far done OK. Come Dine With Me Bingo though is doing something very different and this does worry us with regards to it's ultimate success. It might be a fun freebie but will people go for the in game purchase element? We're not so sure!
The announcement from Nektan (iGamingBusiness) marks an exciting few weeks for the company. In February Nektan announced that they were working with The Sun on a new "Sun Play" product. This will offer players free skill games to play whilst on the move. In game purchases will be required to enjoy an enhanced gaming experience.
We'll be keeping our eye out for the launch of these two new exciting projects - and giving our review of what's on offer.
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