SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Volley, the leading voice-based game publisher, today announced that it has purchased the exclusive licensing rights to all voice-based games from Sony Pictures Television (SPT) for smart devices from Amazon and Google, including “Jeopardy !”, “Wheel of Fortune”, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” and “Pyramid”. The move made Volley the largest developer of interactive voice games in the industry, with tens of millions of users.
Volley’s license to four of the most iconic game TV brands in history will allow the company to create even more fun and interactive games for smart speakers, displays, TVs, cars and devices mobiles. These family voice apps will join Volley’s ever-growing network of games and entertainment experiences on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, alongside “The Price Is Right”, “Song Quiz” and “Are you smarter than a 5th grader? “. Volley also recently acquired the top-rated Amazon Alexa game “Question of the Day” in a multi-million dollar deal.
“Sony Pictures is a household name and this licensing agreement opens up the possibility of reaching a wider audience who may not have previous experience with voice-acting games,” said Max Child, CEO and co-founder of Volleyball. “Beloved game shows like “Jeopardy!” are great for home gaming as they are family friendly and voice control is a natural interface for trivia contests. We are excited to see the continued rise of voice-based games and their adoption into our daily lives.
“At SPT, we’ve been invested in creating voice games since the beginning. Over the years, through Amazon Alexa and other platforms, our games have reached millions of people. Now we are excited to work with Volley to reach an even greater scale,” said Suzanne Prete, Executive Vice President, Game Shows, SPT.
The following four games are available on Amazon Alexa with “Jeopardy!” and “Who wants to be a millionaire?” available for devices compatible with the Google Assistant:
- “Peril!”: Test your knowledge with new clues every day of the week by playing a wide range of categories including sports, pop culture, travel, world history and more.
- “Wheel of Fortune”: Spin the wheel and call a consonant, buy a vowel or solve the puzzle. You can play with up to three friends or family in a local board game.
- “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”: Answer the trivial questions correctly to climb the money tree, from $500 to $1,000,000. Every day there are new questions and another chance to play.
- “Pyramid”: Guess a series of words or phrases based on descriptions given to you by your smart device, friends or family.
For more information, contact Volley here.
Since its inception in 2016, Volley has been on a mission to make everyday life a little more entertaining. Volley creates voice-driven entertainment experiences on smart devices like Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and smartphones. From trivia games like “Song Quiz” to storytelling games like “Yes Sire”, Volley’s wildly popular games make home entertainment more accessible, engaging and fun. Founded by Max Child and James Wilsterman, Volley is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit volleythat.com.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and broadcasting programs worldwide in all genres and for all platforms. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, TV shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating a strong portfolio of wholly-owned production companies and in joint ventures in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific, as well as linear and digital channels worldwide. SPT is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, a Tokyo-based subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation.