Yesterday when I posted something on ShoutMeLoud Fan page about Google+ one of the fan posted a comment saying that he is finding Google+ very empty and if Google+ will have games it may enhance the experience. Here is that comment by Hx Lehmann
Still very empty there but cool. Am looking after it everyday for any changes to come. But if you have just 2 friends there which are not active then there is not very much to see. I hope to see Google adding the games feature or at least adding some kind of ‘multimedia content embedability’ to enhance the experience. I would bet, Google could find a way to make all games and co. add supported.
Just imagine playing Zombie-Lane on google+. The soda cans could be Coka-Cola, the phone your wife calls could be a htc, and the blueprints could be the ‘other htc’. When you run out of energy you buy a burger ? No, you click on the burger and see a burger spot from XY-Burger factory. And you have your energy.
Intelligent in game product placement, not the way it is done on FB-games. Google has the advertisement infrastructure to make this possible !
Seems like Google has been keeping an Eye on ShoutMeLoud Fan page or atleast Hx comment and today Google announced the launch of Games for Google plus. Interesting part is many popular games like Angry birds, Bejeweled, Sudoku, Zombie lane and many others are part of this initial launch of Google+ games. Here is an image showing some of the games which is available on Google+.
The game button is available at the top of your stream (where profile and other tabs are).
Here is an excerpt from official page:
When you’re ready to play, the Games page is waiting—click the games button at the top of your stream. You can see the latest game updates from your circles, browse the invites you’ve received and check out games that people you know have played recently. The Games page is also where your game accomplishments will appear. So you can comfortably share your latest high score—your circles will only see the updates when they’re interested in playing games too.
Watch this Google+ Games promotional video to get a quick peak of Google+ games:
Launch of Google+ games comes as a surprise and as it is Google+ has created lots of buzz in last month and with the launch of Google+ games, Google is moving step by step ahead in the race of social networking leadership. As it is, it’s quite obvious that Facebook is trying hard to maintain the leadership which they have created and probably that’s why Facebook launched video chat some time back and also Facebook messenger as an answer to Google+ hangout and Google+ huddle feature respectively. As it is gaming is one part of social networking site, which helps in user engagement. According to Techcrunch, almost 200 millions users out of 750 millions on Facebook are part of Facebook games. So you can imagine, by launching gaming on Google plus in such short span, Google+ has done an incredible job. Probably that’s why after Google announcement, Facebook announced an event for Game developers.
Google+ games feature is rolling out and it might take little time before you see Games tab in your Google plus profile. Meanwhile if you see Google+ games in your profile do let us know how’s your Gaming experience with Google+.
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