Google+ is the search engine giants latest effort to target the social networking scene and their latest announcement is sure to prove popular among end users. They have added games, including the immensely popular Angry Birds.
Vic Gundotra, Google Senior Vice President of engineering said in a blog post “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.”
Other games which have been added are Dragon Age Legends, Zynga Poker and Bejeweled Blitz – all very popular games in their own right.
Crime City has also been added to the expanding list of titles available on Google+. Ken Chiu, chief executive of Funzio said “We’re excited to partner with Google to bring Crime City to Google+ users, We can’t wait to release more great games on Google+ in the future.”
Not to be outdone, Facebook added a new series of features for their online gaming experience. Jared Morgenstern said in a blog post “When you’re playing games, you’ll now see a separate stream of your friends’ game activity, scores and achievements in a ticker. The best way to find new games is through friends, and now you’ll have more opportunities to see what they’re playing.”
Google+ is off to a very strong start, with adoption figures showing the fastest growing social network ever. They already have acquired 10 million users since the launch on June 28th – from a potential pool of a billion people. It is still some way behind Facebook, which has more than 750 million members.
Kitguru says: Facebook executives are bound to be concerned, even in such an early stage of development.