As we posted before, Google has just announced the launch of Games on its new Social network Google+. Google is moving really fast and aggressive in attracting more users on its social network. In just month and a half it already has around 25 million users and with this launch of Google+ Games it is surely going to increase.
Facebook games has seen a tremendous success in past and it make companies like Zynga a multi-billion dollar corporations. Google in it’s Official blog post said –
“Today we’re adding games to Google+. With the Google+ project, we want to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to the web. But sharing is about more than just conversations. The experiences we have together are just as important to our relationships. We want to make playing games online just as fun, and just as meaningful, as playing in real life.”
Company also doesn’t wants to loose any of it’s users who gets irritated with games feed so it is taking a little different approach and having a seperate tab for games. Google Official blog post wrote –
“If you’re not interested in games, it’s easy to ignore them. Your stream will remain focused on conversations with the people you care about.”
Although we are not sure if the Google will be offering Farmville, cityville or other facebook games but what we can say is they are offering Angry birds, Zynga Poker, Sudoku, Crime City and 12 other games as shown in the screen shot below
One other important announcement with the launch of Games was inviting developers for Google+ Platform. Yes Google has created a a page where you can fill in your details if you are interested in developing for Google+ Platform, which is surely going to be a huge thing going forwards as developer API has taken Facebook a long way.
According to the announcement Games is rolling out in phases and if you want to see if it is live for you, you should see a games icon next to your circle, before the search bar or you can visit plus.google.com/games while you are logged in Google+.
More details on Google+ at Official Google Blog