Google’s quick loss of their newly-hired gaming advocate Mark DeLoura isn’t going to stop them from realizing their goals: to push Android gaming forward. Today, SocialDeck‘s announced that they’ve been formally acquired by Google. No details on the acquisition have been revealed yet, but it’s worthy to note that SocialDeck’s prowess extends beyond mobile: it’s that social part of it all. If my memory serves me correctly, Google’s trying to launch a service to compete with Facebook where social gaming would be a huge part of that.
Their expertise is in mobile and cross-platform development, but this could go a lot of ways (with Android being a main focus in whatever they plan to do with their new purchase). Let’s just hope they can actually hold on to their good fortune this time around. We’ll bring more details on the transaction and any Android-related implications as we are able to gather them.
[via Inside Social Games]