Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is sinking its teeth into free-to-play Facebook games as an extension of its television programs. Its newest is The Vampire Diaries: Get Sucked In, based on the weekly travails of angst-ridden yet sexy young adults in The Vampire Diaries.
The game opens in the middle of a dream, where the show’s characters Elena and Damon assign the first tasks before players “wake up” to attend Mystic Falls High School. Players explore the show’s locales and meet its residents using the game’s interactive map, uncovering dark secrets as they complete missions. In-game items can be purchased using Facebook credits to complete collections, open prize chests and unlock new areas on the map.
Get Sucked In was developed by Arkadium. Like WBEI’s previous Facebook games The Big Bang Theory: Mystic Warlords of Ka’a and Gossip Girl: Social Climbing, this new game assumes but does not require that players are familiar with the associated Warner Bros. Television series.
Based on the best-selling book series by L.J. Smith, The Vampire Diaries has nearly 9 million “likes” and airs Thursdays on The CW Network. It is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. The series was developed by Kevin Williamson (the Scream films, Dawson’s Creek) and Julie Plec (Kyle XY), who serve as executive producers along with Leslie Morgenstein (Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars) and Bob Levy (Gossip Girl).
“The Vampire Diaries: Get Sucked In will draw Facebook fans in with gameplay that builds upon key plot lines involving their favorite characters from The CW’s most popular series,” said Samantha Ryan, senior vice president, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Now players of the game will get to delve deeper into the engaging mysteries that have made The Vampire Diaries a hit.”