Twitter has just introduced its very first gaming service for its users. The social networking and micro blogging site is widely acknowledged as one of the most popular websites worldwide and has shot to great prominence in recent months. Now the site is introducing TwitterIngo, a variation of the conventional bingo game which uses words in place of the traditional numbers. The game was created and developed by Definition 6, an interactive marketing agency which is based in Atlanta. The game uses a desktop widget application, offering players a range of 25 keywords selected from a pool created by text based posts known as ‘tweets’.
The game is currently played once a week on Tuesdays from 15.00 (New York time) onwards. Although winning players will not be awarded actual cash prizes or pay outs, they can expect to receive the much coveted ‘I won TwitterIngo’ badge which they can post and show off on their Twitter or Facebook Profiles.
In addition, Definition 6 has hinted at plans to introduce a leaderboard function. This will have pride of place on the TwitterIngo web page for all to see. The leaderboard will display all those who have been the biggest contributors to winning TwitterIngo games through their various ‘tweets’.
In a statement by Definition 6, the company says it “looks forward to providing all twitter fans and users with another way to enjoy the micro-blogging site”. TwitterIngo is a great new opportunity, they say, for people across the world “to interact with their social networking community” by adding a modern twist to a much loved classic.