SAN FRANCISCO - June 27, 2012- Miniclip, the world's No. 1 online games website, is showcasing its highly popular 8 Ball Pool Multiplayer game during tomorrow's Developer Sandbox at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. The game is now available in Google+ Hangouts, which means players can video chat with friends before and during gameplay. This is the first game from Miniclip that is available in Google+.
"Miniclip's 8 Ball Pool is a real time, multiplayer game pitting live players against each other in the Hangouts environment. The fun and social elements of Miniclip's pool game are a perfect fit for Google+ and Hangouts, " said Chris Bergstresser, Vice President and Commercial Director of Miniclip. "The Google+ video chat application gives players the feeling that they're playing in a friend's basement or at the local pool hall."
Miniclip 8 Ball Pool is currently available on Google+ and also on Miniclip.com, Facebook and will be released soon on smartphones.
Google+ users will see a unique version of the game allowing them to video chat while playing against others in Hangouts. These games can be played with known friends within their own network or set as public against any Google+ users. Up to 11 people can join a Hangout with all matches tracked in a leader board.
Since the game's launch on Miniclip.com in 2011, Miniclip's 8 Ball Pool game now attracts more than 50 million game pageviews per month with an average gameplay time of 60 minutes. Players come from every country in the world with the top three being United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
Google I/O is focused on the tech world's latest web, mobile and social breakthroughs and bringing together thousands of developers who are turning them into tomorrow's startups. Google I/O is held at San Francisco's Moscone Center from June 27-29, 2012.
The Developer Sandbox, first introduced at I/O 2009, is a demo area where a wide range of developers who have built applications based on technologies and products are featured. Representing large and small companies, individual developers, and a diverse collection of apps, these developers will be participating in the Sandbox to demo their applications, answer questions and exchange ideas.
Miniclip is the online, mobile and social games company that launched the USA's two fastest growing browser based MMOs games Runescape and Club Penguin, and has created some of the world's most recognizable digital properties, many of which have been played more than a billion times across online and mobile platforms. Its extensive catalogue of different game genres in its online and mobile game library hold the attention of game players at record levels, with game players spending an average of over 45 minutes each visit online.
8 Ball Pool Multiplayer is scheduled to be included in the The Next Generation of Social is in a Hangout session this afternoon at Google I/O.
Miniclip attracts over 70 million unique game players every month across online, mobile and social and is the Internet's largest online games website. The company develops, publishes and distributes more than 800 online and mobile games. Founded in 2001, Miniclip is privately owned and privately funded with its headquarters in Switzerland and offices in six countries. Miniclip is the only company to ever win the prestigious Webby People's Voice Award, the "Oscars of the Internet" for the Internet's Best Game Site for three consecutive years. For more information, visit www.miniclip.com.
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