Under the helm of its new CEO, Marissa Meyer, the Internet corporation Yahoo! has seen plenty of positive changes. Yahoo! has just announced the Games Network platform for developers and new Classic Games site for Android, iOS, and the Web for its huge base of more than 800 million users worldwide and 400 million more who are mobile users. Hereâ€™s what Yahoo! said on its official Tumblr blog:
From the looks of it, the new Yahoo Games Network will be a platform for third-party game developers somewhat similar to Appleâ€™s Game Center. The new platforms will allow developers to authenticate players, monetize their games, provide social sharing, analytics and other useful features. But since most of us arenâ€™t developers, weâ€™re more interested in the new Yahoo Classic Games which will work across Android and iOS devices, as well as the Web.
Youâ€™ll find there popular and acclaimed games such as Yahooâ€™s own games like Yahoo Poker, Yahoo Pool, and Yahoo Bingo and third-party titles such as KingsRoad, The Last Stand: Deadzone, Ballistic, Bingo Blingo, Rise of Mythos, Vegas World, and Slotomania. It will be interesting to see how many will choose to play these games on the web, as more and more keep switching to mobile devices.