Google is reportedly backing a social-gaming startup (called Arcade) of a young tech entrepreneur Micheal Sayman, who originally invited to Facebook as a 17-year-old by Mark Zuckerberg, created a video-centric social app for teens, Lifestage, when he was 19.
Arcade – A Social-Gaming Startup
According to Bloomberg’s report, the search giant backed project is called Arcade and it won’t be tied to any existing social networks; instead, users will have to create accounts based off their phone number. Why? because Google is considering it a social-media investment because once a game gets to a certain level, it’s something of a social network by itself.
Moreover, a Google spokesperson confirmed the existence of Arcade and said that it “focuses on mobile gaming with friends, and as it’s a very early experiment so there aren’t many details to share right now.”
Well, the Arcade might include some trivia elements to encourage people to play, much like HQ Trivia and so on. The startup is a part of Area 120, which lets employees spend 20 percent of their time doing passion projects.