Finally, Google plus got the games inside it and some awesome games are waiting for you in Google plus. In fact, at the starting of my Facebook life, I only used to open Facebook to play games. With times, I’ve realised that Facebook is a strong social networking site where I can continue my social activities. But, no doubt the gaming has become a popular part of the social networking sites over time.
According to Tech Crunch, almost 200 millions out of 750 play games in Facebook in a month. It seems that Google has realized the fact and they’ve decided to integrate games in Google plus to keep folks much involved in Google+ after its successful launch.
Here is the announcement from Google Official Blog.
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.
Google plus is a great place where you can organize your friends in different circles, hangout with friends for hours and hours and now you can play your favourite games at Google plus.
Here are some tips for playing games in G+.
Tip: Create your own Game.
How to start playing Google plus games?
You can start playing games from this link or by clicking the icon just after the Google+ Circles.
In the “Google+ Games” page, there are lots of funny games that you can start playing instantly. To get started with a game, first time you need to grant the application to get access to your Google plus profile.
Once granted, it will start to load the game at your browser. Granting the permission needs one time only.
However, every game that you’ve granted i.e you’ve played at least once appears at the left side of the Games page. Next time, you can play those games right from the left side-bar of the page.
Each games in Google+ have the multi-player feature and you can invite your Google plus friends to join the game.
How to revoke the access of the game?
The games are like applications and you can revoke the permission for them any time. Just follow the instruction below:
1. Click Account settings and head to Account overview.
2. You should view an option saying “Authorising applications & sites” under the Security category.
3. Click on the Edit button and it will list up all the applications and sites which you permitted to reach your Google account.
Find out the game from the list and click on the “Revoke Access” link beside that.
This will keep the application away from accessing your Google+ account until you grant the permission again for that game.
All the games allow you to share something with your friends.
Before you post anything in the Game stream, you can fix the visibility of the post as similar as you post from your Google plus stream. Tip: Send Direct Message or Private Message in Google plus.
Though there is no way to search for what games are being played by your friends, you can still make the guess and join your friend in a game from the Game Stream at the bottom of the page. Just follow what your friends have shared at the Game stream. It also allows to keep any post muted or edit the posted status there in the game stream.
This is just the starting and few of the games like Angry Bird, Crime City, Dragon Age Legends etc. are included there. In time, Google will roll out more interesting games, applications. Meanwhile, try Google+ games and let me know your reaction.