LG and Blacknut provide cloud video games through webOS

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 
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LG & Blacknut Launch Single Game Subscription Service On LG SmartTVs in the US

  • LG and Blacknut Cloud Gaming innovate by providing cloud video games through LG’s webOS

PARIS — LG Electronics USA and Blacknut Cloud Gaming have partnered to bring additional cloud gaming options to LG Smart TVs in the U.S. with the addition of Jackbox Party Starter & Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway. Noting a 134% increase year over year in cloud game app-opens and a 145% increase in the number of unique TVs opening cloud gaming apps,[1] LG and Blacknut are eager to meet the growing needs of consumers – continuing to bring value and premium experiences to LG’s webOS platform.

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Customers can now natively access and install the games on LG’s webOS App Store on LG Smart TVs. Upon downloading, LG gamers can play a 30-minute[2] free demo before unlocking the full game for a small monthly subscription fee with no lock-in contract required.

Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway offers fast-paced, family-friendly racing action featuring beloved Nickelodeon characters, dynamic tracks, and a variety of customizable karts for a fun and competitive experience. The racing game is playable in Solo or Multiplayer mode using a Bluetooth® controller, or by connecting up to four gamepads simultaneously for a party experience.

The Jackbox Party Starter is a collection of Jackbox’s most popular games including Trivia Murder Party 2, Tee K.O, & Quiplash 3, all designed as an entry point into the franchise, making it a perfect starting point for new Jackbox players on Blacknut. The collection of multiplayer games is perfect to spark a competitive team spirit at work events, birthdays, hangouts, family time and more. The games are playable by remote control, gamepad, and feature the innovative use of mobile devices as controllers, allowing anyone with an internet-connected phone, tablet or laptop to join a game without the need for extra game controllers.

LG and Blacknut are proud to partner together to bring Blacknut’s IP to LG Smart TVs across the U.S.

“This new ability for users to purchase individual Blacknut IPs directly through the app store broadens the scope of democratized access to premium cloud gaming. By reducing the already minimal friction associated with starting and maintaining cloud games, players can focus on what truly matters—the enjoyment and immersion of the gaming experience itself. Through this seamless access, players can dive into their favorite games quickly, effortlessly, and with minimal expense, allowing for more spontaneous and flexible gaming sessions.” – Olivier Avaro, CEO of Blacknut Cloud Gaming.

The technical development and launch of the project were successfully completed in just under two months between the LG and Blacknut teams with much enthusiasm.

“At LG, we are delighted to offer accessible premium gaming experiences to our consumers through our continued collaboration with Blacknut. LG is looking forward to continuing to innovate in the cloud gaming industry. Our partnership with Blacknut is a testament to how LG continues to bring added value and premium gaming experiences to our users.” – Matthew Durgin, Vice President of North American Content and Services, LG Electronics USA.

The experience is accessible for LG gamers with an LG Smart TV 2021, 2022, 2023, & 2024 model equipped with webOS 6.0.; the experience is currently exclusive to LG Smart Devices with purchased games only playable from the original purchasing device.

1. Based on internal LG data collected from 2023-2024 on LG-brand televisions running webOS 5.0 – webOS 23 platforms in the United States on end users opening one out of the four major cloud gaming applications.
2. Free gameplay limited to 30 minutes per TV – only available in the USA direct through the LG APP store for webOS. Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway available for USD4.99 / mo // The Jackbox Party Starter available for USD2.99 / mo – USA only

Links: Blacknut; LG Electronics