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LinkedIn gets into gaming with new update

The employment website is now offering games to its community of job-seekers
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LinkedIn has expanded into the gaming business with three different games.

The business- and employment-focused social media platform has followed the New York Times‘ example by introducing three games users can play once per day.

The three titles are available either via the LinkedIn mobile app or its desktop version.

“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,” Lakshman Somasundaram, LinkedIn’s product director, commented.

“Pinpoint” is a word association game, where users will see five words while having to guess the category they fit into.

The words will be revealed on a timer, and the goal is to figure out the category in as few words as possible.

For “Crossclimb,” users will get a clue to figure out the starting word, and then create a ladder of words with each entry being one letter off from the previous.

Arranging these in the right order will reveal the clue to guessing locked entries on the ladder.

Finally, “Queens” is essentially sudoku without numbers, with queen icons — stylized like the chess piece — placed on a grid to make sure none touch each other, with a single queen in each row and column.

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