LinkedIn is The Newest Company to Enter In the Gaming Space

LinkedIn has entered the game industry. Pinpoint, Queens, and Crossclimb are the three games that users can play on the LinkedIn desktop or mobile app as of right now. Each game can be played once a day, and following your daily session, you’ll be able to view a variety of data such as your daily streak and high score, several leaderboards, and the names of other players in your networks. On desktop computers, go to the LinkedIn News and My Network section; on mobile devices, select the My Network tab to access the games.

These are the Three Games in Brief Summary

Word association is the game Pinpoint. Identifying the category that each of the five words that are shown in the game falls into is your task. With a timer, the words will unveil themselves, and the goal is to predict the category in the fewest possible terms.

Crossclimb is a word game that mixes wordplay with trivia. You will be given a clue for a word, and you will build a ladder of words with that word as the starting point, with each new step being just one letter different from the previous one. The secret to guessing the locked entries on the ladder and winning the game can be found by placing the words in the right order. Seeing it in action is probably preferable:

As a result, Queens—which is just sudoku without numbers—is the most fascinating game. Arrange the queens in a grid with one queen in each row and column and no two queens touching.

The decision by LinkedIn to enter the puzzle game market is not shocking. With dwindling ad revenue and Google making every effort to make sure you never click on a valuable link again, digital content firms are finding it difficult to make ends meet. Thus, adding a library of “gaming” information has shown to be extremely beneficial. It provides a special means for companies to draw in new customers and keep hold of existing ones, eventually persuading them to part with cash they otherwise wouldn’t.

For now, LinkedIn does not charge for its games. Instead, they appear to be a means of maintaining consumers’ interest on the network. LinkedIn will reveal who among a person’s connections has also played, along with school and workplace leaderboards, in addition to the user’s top score and daily streak. “It’s time we turn over a new leaf in how we deepen and reignite relationships at work, and put fun at the heart of it,” stated Lakshman Somasundaram, LinkedIn’s product director, in the press release.