(Facebook) Gaming United: GameGround powers up all your games
We'll just come out and say it: there are too many social games. Alright, that's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be a pain tracking all of them--not to mention your friends. GameGround wants to change all that through its unique web app that can collect a wide selection your PC, Xbox (in a future release), Facebook and casual web games into one, easy to manage portal. With features like stat tracking across profiles, level-up mechanics, missions and Gadgets (achievements or badges for the traditional folk), GameGround turns all of your gaming into a meta experience.
Essentially, GameGround aims to be the leaderboard of all games. Players can also find new games to play on the various platforms based on what they're playing already, which is starting to become somewhat of a trend. As for Facebook games, GameGround already supports some of the biggest titles from Zynga, PopCap and Playfish like FarmVille, Pet Society and Bejeweled Blitz. Thankfully, GameGround supports Facebook Connect so you don't lose touch with your friends there.
Everything about GameGround seems to be about the gamification, if you will, of... games. Itzik Ben-Bassat, ex-Blizzard Entertainment executive and Co-Founder and Chairman of GameGround is confident that GameGround will be the one place people will go to socialize while gaming.
"Gamers want one-click access to their favorite games across platforms, as well as easy ways to find new challenges, leaderboards, and rewards," Ben-Bassat says. "All of this is made possible by GameGround's innovative offering."
Whether GameGround is successful, it's start ups like these that are making quite a statement about how fragmented our gaming has become over the years over several different platforms. Only time will tell whether GameGround will provide that solution. Until Nov. 24, GameGround is entering every new user in the GameGround Beta Launch Power Contest with a total of $500 in GameStop gift cards up for grabs. So, head on over and give it a shot--the only thing you have to lose is a chance at free money.
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