Have You Checked Out Google+ Games Yet?

Social media games have everything to do with social networking platforms.  That’s why games on Google+ was a sure thing; it was only a matter of time. Have you had a chance to play any, yet?

The official blog for the company says:

“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.”

Well, we read that to mean Google knows the importance of having games within their social network and gaming is a factor that can not be ignored. Although, I don’t see how games can enrich our lives. They can pull us away from our work and interpersonal relationships. But, I am not here to discuss that issue. Alas, it’s something to do while we wait for the bus or for your parents to stop talking to their friends, so you can go home and have dinner.

The games offered are mainstream, including Angry Birds, Sudoku, Zynga Poker, Bejeweled Blitz and Dragon Age Legends. Google, being an investor in Zynga, still can’t access FarmVille or Empires & Allies. In due time, I am sure we will see some changes.  I wrote a piece about Zynga wanting to separate itself a little bit more from Facebook.

Google+ is taking the game issue slow by introducing games in increments. And, there is no telling when the next game will be introduced. I suggest checking your account for a new game tab. If you like what you see, then Google+ says enjoy the game. Google maintains that you don’t have to play games.They are there if you need them. “Games in Google+ are there when you want them and gone when you don’t…If you’re not interested in games, it’s easy to ignore them.”