The lights are on
Popcap Games, which is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts, and Wooga, are shutting down its games, and walking away from Google Plus.
Both companies have been incredibly successful with Facebook gaming, but Google Plus simply isn't providing enough users for the companies to continue to allocate resources toward the maintenance of its games. Electronic Arts and Popcap is shutting down its Google Plus version of Bejeweled Blitz tomorrow, and Wooga shut down its games Monster World recently. Wooga issued a statement saying it has "decided to remove certain games from Google+ because we have a much larger following on Facebook and they are active users."
It may not entirely be the fault of Google Plus however. If previous reports are any indication, social gaming in general is rapidly losing popularity.
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Maybe people are finally starting to wise up about these "freemium" games and how big of a scam most of them are. One can only hope.
Man I seriously created a google plus like once then. Just ain't touched it again, for now it kinda useless, might of been better to release another time or redesign it to be something else
what is this???apps???google plus???facebook???huh???...who cares...moving on.
G+ is increasingly becoming more important for businesses and bloggers rather than being a place where friends and family connect.
Facebook already dominates that market.
So it's no surprise that gaming companies are packing up shop. The users just aren't there, although I do play some of the games from time to time. But what good is a social game if you your friends aren't there.
G+ isn't a total bust though. I predict that it will get increasingly popular for businesses as seo and inbound marketing skyrockets (which it has been).
Good thing I don't play those games...
Fine with me. I've never liked any of the games on social networking sites.
Smart thinking on there parts
"... social gaming in general is rapidly losing popularity"
We live in hope. :P