Today, Snapchat company Snap Inc announced the launch of its gaming integration for the social app, entitled Snap Games. Here are some of the titles that are currently available.
Tiny Royale – Zynga
Snake Squad – Game Closure
C.A.T.S. Drift Race – ZeptoLab
Zombie Rescue Squad – PikPok
Alphabear Hustle – Spry Fox
Snap Inc has wanted to break into the mobile gaming space for quite some time. Recently, Tencent managed to get their hands on 145.8m of Snap Inc’s shares, which amounts to a sizable 12% stake in the company. Tencent is arguably one of the biggest names in the gaming industry and is responsible for the likes of the massively popular PUBG Mobile and a host of other titles. Using Snapchat’s reach and Tencent’s expertise in the mobile gaming space, Snap Inc has the potential to make a mark on the market.
Snap Inc also acquired British VR and software startup PlayCanvas, which is best known for an open-source engine that powers Facebook and browser games. The engine can also power virtual reality experiences for browsers. It is based on HTML5 and WebGL and has previously been adopted by King, Disney, and Nickelodeon.
The mobile gaming space is a hotly contested one, and it’ll become even more so with Snap Inc dipping its toes in it. With Tencent in on the action, we can certainly expect to see more titles show up on Snapchat.