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VANCOUVER, BC and DURHAM, NC – 12.6 million, or 10.8% of all American women aged 20 years or older have diabetes. Most of these women do not know or have the support of another woman who is living with diabetes. During National Diabetes Month, Ayogo Games, Inc. and DiabetesSisters are joining forces to make it easier for women with diabetes to find and connect with one another in a unique and innovative way.
SisterMatch is the first peer-matchmaking social game of its kind. By blending a comprehensive matchmaking algorithm with the fun and engagement of social games, SisterMatch aims to bring like-minded women together for support, mentorship and knowledge exchange in a state-of-the-art fashion.
“We know that strong, positive emotional relationships contribute to people’s health,” said Michael Fergusson, Founder and CEO of Ayogo Games, Inc. “Our goal is to provide an environment where women can meet, bond and cultivate solid relationships through storytelling.”
SisterMatch centers around women earning quilt blocks by participating in knowledge tests and personality quizzes – each woman’s unique quilt is then woven into the intricate Community Quilt. SisterMatch’s innovation lies in its peer-matchmaking algorithm, which gathers information about members’ attitudes, personalities and preferences, and then delivers each Sister her best “SisterMatches”. Using this peer-matchmaking process, women with diabetes will be able to build a list of compatible peer support friends, and begin new friendships while also learning helpful information about healthy living in a fun, interactive way.
“We are excited about the innovative programming that has been created for the DiabetesSisters website through our partnership with Ayogo Games,” said Brandy Barnes, Founder and CEO of DiabetesSisters. “I know the SisterMatch Program will help many women find the peer support and education that has been missing from their lives for so long.”
Ayogo reimagined SisterMatch in partnership with Diabetes Sisters with the objective of helping women with diabetes find well-matched allies as they make their journey toward thriving with diabetes.
About Ayogo Games, Inc.
Ayogo Games, Inc. is an award-winning Vancouver-based studio that creates serious games for the web, social networks, and smartphones. At Ayogo, we’re helping people change their lives, one fun social game at a time. We create “Games for Good” – Games that nurture human connection, motivate, educate, and promote health and wellness.
Keep up with CEO Michael Fergusson’s Social Game Design Blog http://www.ayogo.com/social-game-design or visit us our corporate site http://www.ayogo.com. You can also friend us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ayogo and follow us on Twitter at http:// twitter.com/ayogogames.
DiabetesSisters is a national 501c3 national nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women with and at risk of diabetes; and to advocate on their behalf. The organization’s key initiatives include the orange: will national campaign, SisterMatch Program, sisterTALK Blogs, the Women’s Forum, From the Experts Columns, local PODS Meetups and the Annual Weekend for Women Conference. For more information, please visit http://www.diabetessisters.org. You can also find the organization on facebook at www.facebook.com/diabetessisters and on twitter at twitter.com/diabetessisters.
This sounds really interesting. When will the "game" be released?
Same company as HealthSeeker Game on Facebook ???