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Published on September 26th, 2011 | by TechNick


CityVille comes to Google+

If you are one of those Zynga games fan who is wondering whether you’ll get to play FarmVille, CityVille and other social games in Google+, there’s good news for you.  CityVille is coming to Google+. Zynga has confirmed this news today.

In July, Zynga had announced their partnership with Google to bring Zynga Poker to Google+. Zynga blog said, “It’s no secret we’re big fans of Google+ here at Zynga. Last month we announced that we partnered with Google to bring Zynga Poker to Google+, and today we’re excited to add CityVille+ to the new game platform.”

CityVille, where you build a virtual city and expand it with the help of your friends, is so far, Zynga’s largest social game and one of its two most popular games – Farmville being the other – on Facebook. There are many users who spend more time playing CityVille and other Zynga games in Facebook than chatting or interacting with their friends. CityVille, with its huge user base in Facebook, will undoubtedly enhance the user engagement and user base on Google+.

Google has made it clear that the user will have supreme control over the privacy and sharing options which one can say, is lacking in Facebook.  Google+’s games product manager Punit Soni said, “On Google+ you can use your circles to share updates with the people you want to and keep news of your civic accomplishments limited to just the right audience.”

Google+ rolled out games last October and has 18 games so far listed on the social networking platform. The games include Angry Birds and Bejeweled Blitz. Ardent social gaming fans are waiting for another Zynga game, FarmVille also to come to Google+. Will that happen? Let’s wait and watch.

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