Tribune Media Services and Puzux Launch Jumble® Word Game for Amazon Kindle



CHICAGO, Dec. 20, 2010 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — Tribune Media Services, Inc. (TMS) and Puzux, LLC announce the launch of an Amazon Kindle Active Content title for the classic scrambled word game, Jumble®. The Jumble game title can be purchased through the Kindle Store or directly on Kindle and will be playable on all Kindle devices.  TMS is a subsidiary of Chicago-based Tribune Company.  Puzux is a Mountain View, CA-based startup.

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“Amazon’s new Kindle Active Content platform opens up a whole new world for content developers and consumers,” said Steve Tippie, TMS Vice President of Licensing.  “The new Jumble title takes the game to an exciting new level of playability and interaction.  The Jumble fan no longer needs to be online to play the game and the user experience is intuitive and fun.”

The Jumble Kindle titles are offered in one free 3-puzzle trial format and three paid formats:  a 20-puzzle title for $0.99, a 50-puzzle title for $2.49 and a 200-puzzle title for $4.99.  Each puzzle uses the Jumble game play familiar to millions of daily print users, including four basic jumbled words and a jumbled bonus phrase tied to a cartoon illustration clue.  TMS provides Jumble puzzle clues, answers and illustrations.  Puzux programmed the software and provides it to Amazon for sale.

Jumble is one of America’s most popular word games.  It appears daily in almost 600 newspapers in the United States and abroad and is available online, on mobile devices and as print books, magazines and calendars.

“We are excited that Kindle customers can now play Jumble on Kindle,” said Mike Nash, Vice President, Amazon Kindle.  “Tribune Media Services and Puzux have created a fun new way for people to play the popular game on Kindle.”

TMS is not a newcomer to Amazon Kindle.  It has offered themed magazines on Kindle for two years, including Opinionated, featuring political commentary, CASH, featuring articles on personal finance and money management, and PopMatters, featuring independent reviews and articles about popular culture.

About Tribune Media Services

Tribune Media Services, Inc. (TMS), a subsidiary of Tribune Company, is a leading provider of information and entertainment products for print, electronic and on-air media in the United States and abroad. It distributes TV and movie listings and related editorial content under the TMS and Zap2it brands; syndicates comics, editorial cartoons, features and opinion columns; creates and distributes a variety of online information products; licenses editorial content from national periodicals; and manages national advertising networks. TMS also markets news, features, information graphics and multimedia content to media clients around the world through the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. For more information, visit www.tmsfeatures.com.

About Puzux

Puzux is an innovative casual gaming company based in Mountain View, CA, focusing on the new and exciting market of electronic reading devices (e-Readers). Puzux has published various books for the Kindle, and is a pioneer in developing and marketing Active Content for the Amazon Kindle platform.  

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management’s expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com‘s financial results is included in Amazon.com‘s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

SOURCE Tribune Media Services, Inc.


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