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Montreal firm to make American Idol online game

Briefs | 01/15/2008 10:03 pm EST

Montreal-based interactive entertainment company Ludia Inc. has entered an exclusive multiyear deal to create online games based on the American Idol television series. The game will have multiple components including performance, online community and social networking. "Creating games for American Idol, a genre-defining television franchise, is a key milestone for Ludia," said Alex Thabet, founder and CEO of Ludia. "This deal reinforces our strategy of partnering powerhouse brands with our unique entertainment products." The American Idol online games experience is scheduled to coincide with the show's 2009 season and will be available on AmericanIdol.com as well as through Ludia's other online destination partners.

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