Last week, Google launched the first set of games for the new social network, Google Plus. This is just another potential threat to Facebook’s dominance within the social media world. Kabam, social games startup, released two titles specifically for Google Plus, Dragons of Atlantis and Edgeworld. According to Ted Simon, vice president of brand marketing and communications at Kabam, the company was actually recruited by Google to participate in the launch.
Although Google plus users are not presently able to locate their Facebook friends on Google Plus, the Kabam games are going to have similar features on both Facebook and Google Plus. Simon also said that the tool of Circles that people are able to use on Google Plus might be beneficial for the gaming world as people can create “gaming” Circles. Also, to offer a business incentive, Google is only currently taking a 5 percent cut of transaction revenue. This is a great deal when compared with Facebook’s 30 percent cut. Punit Soni, a product manager for Google Plus, said that this arrangement is meant to promote the use of Google Plus for game developers who join up early in Google Plus’s development.
Also, the popular Angry Birds is now available on Google Plus, which is great news for a lot of Angry Birds fans who are quickly adjusting to the new social network.