Crytek Going After Casual Gaming With New Gface Platform

Browser-based social gaming from the makers of Crysis. Yeah, uh… that sounds weird.

But that seems to be what’s happening. Crytek is backing a new social gaming platform called Gface, which will be run by an affiliate that’s also called Gface, and on it you’ll be able to play browser-based games, apparently.

You can check out the service and sign up for its closed beta at It seems to have quite a bit in common with Facebook, with the difference of also being a multiplayer gaming portal that includes casual and core games of both the 2-D and 3-D variety. All the games are streamed through a plugin and require no installation.

There’s not much more in the way of details just yet, but at least at the moment, Gface is pretty slick-looking. We’ll just have to see how well its games play.

Via Joystiq.

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1 Comment on Crytek Going After Casual Gaming With New Gface Platform


On February 7, 2012 at 3:29 am

Hah, disguising full-powered cloud gaming as browser-based games won’t work Gamefront, this is really huge news, as another big competitor enters the digital cloudstorm that’s comming.