Google has watsed no time brining new features to Google +. The whole project started just around 6 weeks ago, and Google has welcomed Games to the part as of today. Many people, including myself, have been waiting for Gaming on Google +. And now I and Google are happy to say that it has come. Some of the titels include Angry Birds, City Of Wonder, Sudoku, Zynga Poker, Edge World, Bubble Island and many more. For know Google wants to move forward in small steps. They had to say this, “Because we want to provide both a great user experience and a great developer experience, we’re focusing on quality before quantity. 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. We’re keeping a close eye on feedback, and are eager to open up more access as soon as it’s ready,”. This is good, this way the games that will be coming out, won’t be garbage. They will be games that have been built well. Now, many of you are asking, “How Do We Access The Games?”. Well Google explained it this way, “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,”. So, it is that easy to play. I think many people will enjoy this great new feature. In the game “Angry Birds” there are team levels, so they are also creating social gaming, the right way. Be sure to let us know what you think. You can see Google’s Full Anoucment Below.
Games in Google+: fun that fits your schedule
My family has a games closet. Inside you’ll find a few decks of cards, two decades’ worth of board games and a Twister mat for those times when we’re feeling limber. Playing games is a great way for us to spend quality time with each other (and a little healthy competition never hurt anyone either).
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.
That means giving you control over when you see games, how you play them and with whom you share your experiences. Games in Google+ are there when you want them and gone when you don’t.
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.
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.
You’ll have a fun initial set of games to play with on Google+. Thanks to the developers who’ve worked with us to make them available:
If you’re a developer interested in building games for Google+, you can learn more on our newGoogle+ developer blog.
Today we’re starting to gradually roll out games in Google+. We look forward to making them fully available to everyone in Google+ soon. When you see a Games page in your account, please give games a try and send us feedback. Look for the “send feedback” button in the bottom right-hand corner of any page in Google+. Thanks for playing! Like the rest of the Google+ project, we’re just getting started.
Posted by Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President, Engineering