Google Adds Games to Google+
Google has debuted several games to its new social network and Facebook competitor Google+. These new games, including the popular Angry Birds, will be hand-picked by the company to ensure the old notion of “quality before quantity” is followed.
“We want to make playing games online just as fun, and just as meaningful, as playing in real life. When you’re ready to play, the Games page is waiting,” Google stated in a blog post.
Google may be a late comer to the social networking arena, but it has made an impact thus-far. Google+ now has more than 10 million members since its launch on June 28. Social gaming, on the other hand, is the reason Facebook was able to achieve its stardom, so it is no surprise that Google+ would have a gaming feature.
Google plans on introducing 16 Google+ games gradually to its members and will soon be accessible via a button on Google+. Google plans on improving its social gaming feature to ensure “quality before quantity” is followed. “[We] will continue to add new partners and new features in small steps, starting with today’s release of the games APIs to a small number of developers,” Google stated.
Here is a list of games in alphabetical order:
– Angry Birds (Rovio)
– Bejeweled Blitz (PopCap)
– Bubble Island (wooga)
– City of Wonder (Playdom)
– Collapse! Blast (GameHouse)
– Crime City (Funzio)
– Diamond Dash (wooga)
– Dragon Age Legends (BioWare San Francisco, formerly EA2D)
– Dragons Of Atlantis (Kabam)
– Edge World (Kabam)
– Flood-It! (LabPixies)
– Monster World (wooga)
– Wild Ones (Playdom)
– Zombie Lane (Digital Chocolate)
– Zynga Poker (Zynga)