PopCap and Wooga Drop Titles From Google+

PopCap and Wooga are putting the kibosh on developing more online game titles for Google’s struggling social network Google+. As a result, game developers looking to build their careers by expanding their skills base to include Google+ may want to bail.

Electronic Arts’ PopCap division and Wooga Gmbh are the latest big name game makers to express dismay with the traction they’ve received on Google+, says The Wall Street Journal. In February, the Journal notes, companies like Zynga were acknowledging the social network has been slow in attracting users.

Google+ launched last year, with the aim to take on Facebook and its vibrant gaming community. But research firm comScore found Google+ didn’t have the stickiness like Facebook, with users only spending three minutes a month on the site in comparison to the six to seven hours on Facebook, says the Los Angeles Times. And Google+ reviews were less than favorable.

A PopCap spokesman told the Journal that it would continue to develop for the Google platform, but reallocate its resources away from Google+.

Given that time is money, maybe you should do the same.

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  1. BY DanielleJ says:

    I’m ok with this. I don’t use the games feature of Google anyway. I just don’t want G as a whole to go away.
    To be fair, I also don’t play games on Facebook. I grew out of that many years ago.

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