Developers need Google+ to be successful so that there is a second viable social games platform other than Facebook, according to Jason Bailey, CEO of newly-formed East Side Games.
Speaking to Vancouver's Straight, Bailey explained
that Facebook is the only real platform available for social game developers, and it is in need of some competition -- namely Google+.
"Right now, there is only one major social-games platform, and that is Facebook. The consoles, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera are on a fucking nosedive," he said.
"There is honestly only one other player in town. There’s a few other small guys, but they’re completely inconsequential."
He continued, "Everybody in this industry is crossing their fingers and bowing down to the almighty G and saying, 'Please, please, let this work and give us a viable second platform where we can build our games.' Google+ being successful is going to be absolutely massive."
"If Google+ isn’t successful, something else will eventually come along. But when and where and what is a mystery to us all," he concluded.
East Side Games was set-up
last month by Bailey along with Pot Farm
developers Josh Nilson and Galan Akin, as part of a $1.5 million angel funding.