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Google+ losing key game developers

PopCap and Wooga are shutting down Google+ versions of their games

As Google's Google+ social network continues to struggle, key game developers are leaving what they perceive to be a sinking ship. PopCap will be removing Bejeweled Blitz from the service on Monday, and Wooga has already removed Monster World.

"We decided to remove certain games from Google+ because we have a much larger following on Facebook and they are active users," a Wooga customer care representative told AllThingsD.

"PopCap has decided to suspend Bejeweled Blitz on Google+ to redeploy our resources to other adaptations of Bejeweled. Certainly, Google is a valuable gaming partner for PopCap and EA, and we'll continue to develop for Google platforms," a PopCap spokesperson added.

Wooga is also planning to cut Bubble Island and Diamond Dash on July 1. A number of other large titles still remain, like Rovio's Angry Birds, but it's a large blow for Google's network. The service just doesn't have the users to justify supporting it, especially when many developers are investing in mobile platforms.

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Mike Williams: M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.
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