Google+ could carry social games, code shows


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Google+ users may be able to get their game on soon.

Parts of the code behind Google’s latest social network found by Engadget seem to indicate that Google+ has been built to be compatible with social games.

The section of the code discovered reads ‘have sent you Game invites and more from Google+ Games,’ according to the website.


Though Google did not address the strand of code directly, the company did say in a statement, ‘Google+ is an ongoing project and this is just the beginning. We plan to add a lot of features and functionality to Google+ over time. We’re just excited to get started.’

With Google+, the tech company is attempting to compete with social network giant Facebook. Over the last few years, social gaming has been an important part of Facebook’s revenue stream and led to users spending more time logged into Facebook each day.

The social gaming market was worth nearly $1.5 billion in 2010 and is expected to reach almost $4 billion by 2015, according to a report by Business Insights, an analysis firm.

Google+’s code also seems to indicate that the service may introduce a questions feature in the future, which could end up adding a function similar to website Quora, Engadget reported.

The social network launched Tuesday and put a halt on its invite-only entry Wednesday. Google+, which is still in a field test, is also expected to be opened to developers soon.



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