MySpace “Welcomes” Social Games

Sun, May 23, 2010

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MySpace has created “MySpace Games Lab”, which aims to help third-party developers bring social game applications to the fledgling social network. In addition, MySpace Games Lab marks the launch of internal development teams at MySpace to bring games to the network.

Posting on the MySpace blog, MySpace co-president Mike Jones said that the company is “focused” on social gaming.

“Today, we’re excited to introduce the MySpace Games Lab pilot program, which is dedicated to bringing third party developers into our offices to drive collaboration and facilitate great user experiences.  Partners including TheBroth and Meez were early participants, and now we’re inviting others to join as well,” Jones said.

“Partnering with our developers is key and opening the platform allows MySpace and its users to benefit from the creativity of the developer community.  We’ve also been working with Playdom to incorporate their feedback and refine our product roadmap priorities.”

Of course, the obvious question that comes to mind is whether or not this is going to really matter all that much in the end. For the most part, Facebook has already won the battle between these two companies for social networking mind share. Is this simply way too late?

[via VentureBeat]

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