LinkedIn Games

LinkedIn Wants to Introduce Games to the Platform

LinkedIn is reportedly experimenting with the idea of bringing games to its platform to “deepen relationships.”

While typically seen as the more professional social network, LinkedIn is becoming more popular year-on-year, and many people are beginning to use the platform as a way to connect when they are more interested in someone’s professional development and not where they went on vacation last year. However, LinkedIn is looking to add another reason for people to connect in the form of games that could “spark the opportunity for conversations.”

Games Coming to LinkedIn

As reported by TechCrunch, LinkedIn is currently working on adding games to the platform. These will be short puzzle games designed around creating conversation, so don’t expect grand adventures like Elden Ring to be playable on the LinkedIn platform.

Three games are currently being developed for LinkedIn: Queens, Crossclimb, and Inference. In a statement to TechCrunch, a LinkedIn representative said: “We’re playing with adding puzzle-based games within the LinkedIn experience to unlock a bit of fun, deepen relationships, and hopefully spark the opportunity for conversations. Stay tuned for more!

Nima Owji, an app researcher and web developer, stated on X that “companies will be ranked in the games based on the scores of their employees,” which is an interesting concept and one that would line up with the message.

While adding games to media platforms hasn’t always worked, some have had astronomical success, like the New York Times, which acquired Wordle in 2022. It will be interesting to see if video games coming to LinkedIn will increase the traffic on the site for the right reasons or if it will drive away its current demographic who prefer the focus on professional development.

We’ll be sure to update you with new information as it becomes available. Will you be playing games on Linkedin?


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