The lights are on
Google has hired Noah Falstein, someone with a long history in game development, and given him the title chief game designer. Outside of those few details, we no nothing else. Falstein confirmed to Gamasutra that this is all true, but he couldn't say anything else.
"I can confirm that the title and job is accurate. Can't say more at this time, sorry!"
Falstein has worked with companies like LucasArts, 3DO, and Dreamworks, but lately his focus has been on his consultant work with his company, The Inspiracy.
What do you think Google is planning to do with Falstein? Publish games? Develop games? It's all very mysterious.
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lol I love Google, but they'll prob abuse it to secure more deals with advertisers. Excited nonetheless.
As always, they're just moving closer to world domination.
Open world RPG using googlemaps first person view. I've got tweleve silver coins in the dresser on the right.
Just like Microsoft, it was only a matter of time before Google entered the game industry in some fashion. I don't think they're planning their own console though, at least not yet. We'll just have to wait and see what comes of this.
Sounds like they don't no nothing
My money is on: Cash in big time!
I'm pretty sure they'll add a Games section at the google home page, and they're trying to keep it a secret. Google isn't as slick and hard to read.
Make a game about a mystical that secretes a sort of wound healing mucous from it's gills, collect powerups and stuff. Call it GooGill
I've been wondering when Google was gonna jump into console gaming. Seems I have my answer now! I'm actually quite excited to hear that Google is getting involved, I just hope they don't do some open source crap (it's been my experience that when you have open source anything, you end up with a few awesome products scattered amongst a whole slew of crappy products that barely even function properly).
I could see them competing with the likes of Steam. As for games I can't even begin to imagine what they'd create, not to say that i'm not intrigued. They tend to have a decent track record (google that is).
Google made AAA games, why do i imagine they'll be brilliant like everything else they do?
I wonder if it has anything to do with Ingress :)
That's interesting. Hopefully he helps create something really cool.