Amazon looking to hire Games Designer to develop for Facebook and smartphones


First, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus said that he wanted to turn his company into the Amazon of online gaming, and now Amazon itself might be looking at trying to become another Zynga. According to Inside Social Games, the company has posted a job listing looking for a "Senior Game Designer." This job's description details Amazon's desire to "focus on social games innovation."

Specifically, the Game Designer would be in charge of not only developing new social game ideas, but also bringing them to life for play on Facebook and smartphones. Amazon has already created an App Store for Android games, proving their interest in the mobile gaming space, but this is quite a move to developing their own games in-house. However, it seems like a smart choice. After all, the company would be able to streamline in-game purchases, presumably allowing users to simply purchase in-game items or premium currency using the credit cards they have on-file with the shopping giant (by connecting their accounts), rather than requiring players to make a trip to the store, or even to their wallets to pull out a card. At least, that would be the smart way of doing things.

With Google looking to create an entirely new social games network, and Amazon simply deciding to join the rank and file of Facebook, it will be incredibly interesting to see which company comes out on top when the dust settles. Regardless of who wins, we'll stay on top of Amazon's push into social gaming, so keep checking back with us for more news as it becomes available.

Would you play games developed by Amazon? Would you like to purchase in-game items in Facebook games by simply connecting to your Amazon account and letting them handle the transaction? Let us know in the comments.