MySpace has teamed up with Oberon Media to develop a new gaming channel on the online social network. At MySpace Games, users get to select from several award-winning online casual games to not only play with friends in the community but are also empowered to add and virally share games through their personal profiles pages.
Oberon is a multi-platform casual-games company and with this tie-up, MySpace users will be able to add games to their profile pages from Oberon’s wide array of casual games, enabling them to play and socialize with friends through their favorite casual games. What’s more, all the games will be available to play online free of charge to MySpace users. You can challenge your friends to multi-player games, invite them to play the same single player game, or socialize through chat services within the game.
“Bringing entertainment in the form of fun, social, casual games will enhance our user experience,” said Amit Kapur, VP of Business Development for MySpace. Kapur added, “Our goal is to provide our members with an easy way to play with their friends and give them with additional ways to interact.”
Tal Kerret, Co-Founder and Chairman of Oberon Media stated, “We’re very excited to be partnering with MySpace to provide the best social networking casual games experience to its growing audience. Our white label casual gaming solution is allowing us to create a customized games platform that delivers a great experience to MySpace users. We’re looking forward to responding to users’ needs and to involving the best game developers to create the greatest online entertainment experience. The opportunity to give MySpace users the chance to share the fun and socialize within this rapidly growing media segment is thrilling.”
While MySpace Games is slated for an early-2008 launch, at present MySpace and Oberon are inviting developers to comes in and submit their ideas for new forms of social gaming to [email protected]