Google hunting for Games manager

Internet and corporate giant Google looks to be very much on track for its long-rumoured assault on the games market.

A new job listing from the firm seeks a ‘games product manager’ based in California.

"Rare opportunity to grow a brand-new business – Games at Google!" the description reads. "We are looking for a strategic, technical and game-loving Product Manager to drive Google’s gaming strategy.

"You will design strategies for game distribution and discovery, player identity, game mechanics, and more. In addition to designing a great user experience and building out key partnerships, you will be significantly influencing Google’s social platform as you work directly with a critical set of early adopters, game developers.

"Interesting and impactful decisions involving social gaming, privacy, virality, business, and technical APIs await you and the strong, passionate team of gamers you will work with."

The listing seems very much to focus on the establishment of relationships with existing developers and publishers rather than looking at producing in-house content.

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