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Games go live on Google+

Electronic Arts, Rovio, Zynga, PopCap in for first wave of titles where Google promises "quality before quantity"

Google has launched a number of games on its Google+ social network, including EA's Dragon Age Legends, Angry Birds from Rovio and PopCap's Bejewelled.

The launch of games on the network comes only six weeks after it initially went live, and Google has said it intends to keep an element of control to the quality of releases.

"Because we want to provide both a great user experience and a great developer experience, we’re focusing on quality before quantity," said engineering director David Glazier.

"We will continue to add new partners and new features in small steps, starting with today’s release of the games APIs to a small number of developers. We’re keeping a close eye on feedback, and are eager to open up more access as soon as it’s ready."

Users can choose whether or not to see the games stream in their circles and share accomplishments such as high scores.

"We're very excited to be among the first games launching on Google's new social project," commented BioWare's Ray Muzyka. "It's an honour to join Google in celebrating the birth of their gaming platform on Google+ by expanding Dragon Age Legends to an even wider audience."

Other titles currently on offer include Zynga Poker, Crime City, Zombie Lane and Edge World.

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