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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bawww that sucks
Social gaming losing its popularity? Didn't Denis Dyack predict this a year ago?
I'm really not surprised by this at all. I might be one of the few people who still use Google+ as well haha. I love the functionality over Facebook.
So Social Gaming may just be a fad? Shocked face!
No wonder. Who uses Google plus?
EF social gaming!!. sucks for google tho they have some good ideas but Facebook is just too big
"social gaming in general is rapidly losing popularity."? Color me shocked!
What is this Google+ you speak of?
"Social gaming in general is rapidly losing popularity"
I read that as Social Networking at first. If only :/
Google+ was just too slow.
Well I've never seen the appeal of 'social gaming'. It's a time waster. Normal games at least make you feel like you're accomplishing something. Not that I think people shouldn't play facebook/I-phone games or whatever.
Glad to hear they're losing popularity in general
I'm on Google+, but I don't really use it a fat lot. I don't really understand what it's supposed to do for me that's useful to me. :/
While social gaming may be declining, I don't know anyone who uses Google+.