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Google's Chrome Web Store goes live with over 200 games

EA, Zynga, Bigpoint, Jagex, Digital Chocolate and more sign up for "new gaming platform"

Google has opened the Chrome Web Store, offering apps, software and extensions for the web browser - including over 200 games.

Currently the marketplace is only available to US users, but the store is already supported by numerous games companies, including Electronic Arts, Zynga, Digital Chocolate, Jagex, Spryfox, Bigpoint and Namco.

EA's chief operating officer John Schappert revealed a new version of popular casual title Poppit - to be bundled free with Chrome 9. "With Google's Web Toolkit, we can supercharge classics like Poppit into state-of-the-art HTML5 games for this new gaming platform," he said.

The store divides games into various categories - Arcade, RPS and Role-Playing, Sports, Virtual Worlds - and features titles such as FIFA Superstars, Knightfall: Death and Taxes, War of Legends, Plants Vs Zombies and Fancy Pants Adventure.

"The web has become an incredibly powerful platform for innovation, allowing users to do much more online than they ever imagined," offered Sundar Pichai, VP of product management for Google Chrome.

"The Chrome Web Store showcases the power of the open web and we're excited to have several gaming titles from EA as a part of it."

The Chrome Web Store is HTML-5 based and operates on top of the Chrome web browser. It was first announced in May this year.

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