Zynga launches CityVille on Google+

Sep 26, 2011
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The Google+ social network first rolled out games back in August but has been slow to add new titles. But with the recent opening up of Google+ to the public sans invitations, the platform may start getting more serious with its game offerings. Zynga, the publisher of popular game apps on Facebook, is hoping to transfer over that same success with the announcement of CityVille on Google+.

Zynga has so far only offered Zynga Poker on Google+, making CityVille its second title for the fledgling social network. CityVille has quickly grown to become the company's largest game on Facebook and it seemed logical to "build a presence for it" on Google+. In this way, the game will become even more accessible to everyone regardless of their preferred platform.

Cityville on Google+ will be joining 17 other popular games, including Angry Birds, SuDoku, and Bejeweled Blitz. The Google+ games reside on their own tab and are said to be less intrusive than those found on Facebook. Google also hosts the games on their own servers, potentially providing a faster gaming experience.

[via PCMag]


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