A message uncovered from a help page for the new Google+ service makes reference to a 'Games Stream,' further hinting at planned gaming applications for the new social network.
Slashgear captured a screenshot
from the now-deleted help page, which suggested that users "looking for updates shared from games" should "check out your Games stream," with a link to a broken page.
The source code for Google+ pages also makes reference to APIs stored in a "games" folder, and the company is reportedly fielding a "social gaming team" to bring select gaming companies on board for potential Google+ integration.
A Gamasutra survey of social gaming executives last month found many companies interested in the potential of gaming through Google+
, especially the potential use of the network's self-selective "circles" to separate specific groups of friends.
"People who play games on social networks typically have groups of people they play games with, who don't necessarily overlap with 'true' friends they see socially," Jonathan Knight, SVP of Games RockYou told Gamasutra when asked about the network.