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Alongside the announcement of the games platform on its Google+ social network, Google detailed the service's 16 launch games, which include Facebook hits like Bejeweled Blitz, Zombie Lane, and more.

Tom Curtis, Blogger

August 11, 2011

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Today Google+ debuted its own games platform, which will launch with 16 popular games previously made available on other social networks such as Facebook or on iOS platforms. With this new games service, Google says it will pick and choose exactly which titles it will add, as the company hopes to follow a mantra of "quality before quantity." The following is the initial offering of games made available on the Google+ service in alphabetical order: - Angry Birds (Rovio) - Bejeweled Blitz (PopCap) - Bubble Island (wooga) - City of Wonder (Playdom) - Collapse! Blast (GameHouse) - Crime City (Funzio) - Diamond Dash (wooga) - Dragon Age Legends (BioWare San Francisco, formerly EA2D) - Dragons Of Atlantis (Kabam) - Edge World (Kabam) - Flood-It! (LabPixies) - Monster World (wooga) - Sudoku - Wild Ones (Playdom) - Zombie Lane (Digital Chocolate) - Zynga Poker (Zynga) Developer Funzio confirmed that its Google+ edition of Crime City will exist as a "standalone version," implying it will not interact with its Facebook counterpart. Kabam also noted that its new title Edge World will debut today on Facebook and Google+ simultaneously. As the Google+ game platform evolves, Google says it "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." Starting today, Google+ will begin the gradual process of rolling out the games service to its users. These games will be accessible via a new button at the top of the Google+ interface.

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Tom Curtis


Tom Curtis is Associate Content Manager for Gamasutra and the UBM TechWeb Game Network. Prior to joining Gamasutra full-time, he served as the site's editorial intern while earning a degree in Media Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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