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 gface.com. 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.