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Google Plus Games Hands-on

I got access to Google Plus Games this morning and I already tried some games like Angry Birds and Bejeweled. It\’s actually fun!

We all know Google Plus Games is coming soon because of  the press coverage lately and this morning everyone seems to be surprised that Google Plus Games is already activated on their account. I also got access in Google Plus Games this morning and I already tried some games like Angry Birds and Bejeweled.  Here is a quick look on what\’s inside Google+ Games.


The difference that I immediately noticed in Google Plus games is that Google+ games give you control on whom you can play and share experience with. It is also not distracting unlike Facebook games.

Here are the games available on launch:


When you click on any game, you will get a notice on what information are shared with 3rd party developers. Here is an example below:


The permission request is quite straight forward and it presents more information than the usual Facebook permission request.

So going back to the games, at first I thought all the games are all HTML5 but there are some games that runs on Flash like Bejeweled. You can find in-app stores and additional social features. For example in Angry Birds, you will find a team work level.


When you unlock a special level, get a badge or high score, you get to select the circle where this message will appear. At least you get to choose which group of people you can brag about the most difficult stage in Angry Birds where you top the scores. I am quite happy when I usually get pass the scores of Mark Zuckerberg, Tom Anderson and Robert Scoble.

Here is an example of sharing a high score in Angry Birds in Google Plus Games:


Overall I like what Google has done on Google+ games even if it is still on early beta stage. I am sure there will be more developments to come.

You can read more info about Google Plus Games on the official announcement.

How about you? Will you play Google+ Games?


By Marck V.

Filipino IT consultant on enterprise software. On his spare time he do web project management, photography and blogging. Web 2.0 enthusiast.