Google+ Social Network To Feature Games

by Matt Helgeson on Jun 30, 2011 at 02:58 PM

With so much money being made on Facebook games, it's probably no surprise that Google, which just announced its new Google+ social network, has its eyes the social games market.

Today, we got confirmation of the company's plans due to some references to "Google+ Games" in the source code to Google+.

The tech blog Engadget broke the news, revealing some lines in the Google+ source code that read: "have sent you Game invites and more from Google+ Games."

Seems pretty clear. Also, Google had already announced its intention to enter the game space in some respect with a job posting for a product manager that was described in the ad as such:

"Rare opportunity to grow a brand-new business - Games at Google! We are looking for a strategic, technical and game-loving Product Manager to drive Google's gaming strategy. You will design strategies for game distribution and discovery, player identity, game mechanics, and more. In addition to designing a great user experience and building out key partnerships, you will be significantly influencing Google's social platform as you work directly with a critical set of early adopters, game developers. Interesting and impactful decisions involving social gaming, privacy, virality, business, and technical APIs await you and the strong, passionate team of gamers you will work with."