Google is not really associated with nurturing gaming ambitions of any kind but that may be about to change.
is reporting that the company has hired gaming veteran Noah Falstein as
the Chief Game Designer. The website is reporting Falstein has updated
his LinkedIn profile to indicate his new designation as "Chief Game
Designer" at Google and has also mentioned that he joined the company in
April 2013. Furthermore, in an earlier cached version of his profile
his position was listed as "Chief Game Designer at Android Play Studio."
those who are unaware about Falstein's breath of work, he has been
associated with the gaming industry since 1980. He was initially working
with LucasArts Entertainment and during the course of his career has
worked on gaming titles such as Sinistar, Battlehawks 1942, Indiana
Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure, and Hungry Red
Falstein entry in Google's corridors is a clear indication
that search engine giant is cooking something big on the gaming front.
Though it is a bit premature to guess what Google has up its sleeves
but one cannot rule out the possibility of augmented-reality game in
conjunction with Google Glass.
The search engine giant has
recently issue schedule for its forthcoming Google I/O conference, to be
held later this month. From this schedule to it appears that this year
Google will be focusing heavily on 'gaming on Android'. So we might see
some pieces of the puzzles being revealed at the conference.
there had been news reports about Google working on its own socially
driven multiplayer gaming network. Android Police in its teardown of My
Glass, had discovered an alleged feature list related to a service that
could become Google's answer to Apple's Game Centre.
So far the
details regarding this forthcoming gaming portal for Android seem to be
sketchy but it does help cement the fact Google is ready to take a big
plunge into the gaming world.