Google today officially announced that it hasadded games to its Google+ social network, so another attractive feature to join Google + and now Google can successfully compete with social networking gaint Facebook. The initial set of games include :Angry Birds, Bejeweled Blitz, Zynga Poker and few lesser known games.
Google is rolling out the games gradually,you will see the games as an added button next to their profile, and as circle buttons on top your main Google+ stream.If you don’t see Google+ Games on your home screen yet , don’t worry it will show up in the next few days.
“Today we’re starting to gradually roll out games in Google+,” Google senior vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra wrote. “We look forward to making them fully available to everyone in Google+ soon.”
Google’s Vic Gundotra said Games stream will be separate area and this is where a player’s in-game activity is shared, eliminating the spam problem Facebook experienced last year where games posts clogged the feeds of non-gaming users.
Here is an excerpt from Google 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.
If you’re not interested in games, it’s easy to ignore them. Your stream will stay focused on conversations with the people you care about.