CHICAGO, February 28, 2014 – Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV announces its first ever game app “Tom Skilling’s WGN Weather Challenge” is now available for Android smart phones. The WGN-TV weather-themed game featuring nationally-acclaimed chief meteorologist Tom Skilling is now ready for FREE download through Google Play.
“Tom Skilling’s WGN Weather Challenge” app debuted in the Apple Store in January to great success. It is the first game app in the country created for a local television news or weather personality. WGN-TV partnered with Chicago creative design studio Cubicle Ninjas in developing the game.
The game app is designed as a race against the clock to keep Tom Skilling’s forecast going as long as possible. A cartoon Tom begins his adventure in the WGN Weather Center. When a user starts the game, Tom runs to his weather report green-screen in the WGN-TV studio to begin his battle with the weather elements. The object of the game is to move Tom across the screen, avoiding bad weather (which will subtract from his forecast time) and collect good weather (which will add to his forecast time). The game ends when Tom runs out of time. Top-ranked players will be able to see their scores on game center-integrated leaderboards. As part of the application, users can also access their local weather forecast via a WGNtv.com link in the front and at the end of the game.
“Tom Skilling’s WGN Weather Challenge” continues WGN-TV’s leadership in the digital space among Chicago media. WGN-TV was the first to create a website among Chicago TV stations in 1995 and the first to build a 24/7 stream of WGN News, which included all of its newscasts.
WGN-TV is Chicago’s CW network affiliate, programming news, sports and entertainment. Most programming airs in high definition on WGN 9.1. WGN News programs more local news than any other Chicago TV station airing on WGN-TV as well as CLTV, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. WGN 9.2 is Chicago’s home of Tribune Broadcasting’s classic TV network Antenna TV and WGN 9.3 is Chicago’s This TV movie network affiliate. WGN-TV also programs for WGN America on cable, telco and satellite throughout the U.S. WGN-TV is a Tribune Broadcasting station. For more information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to WGNtv.com
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