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Google surfacing lightweight HTML5 games in Discover, Chrome around the world

9to5google.com

A year ago, Google’s Area 120 incubator launched an HTML5 gaming platform to “test whether lightweight, casual games would resonate with people who use the internet via low memory devices on 2G and 3G networks.” Proving popular, these HTML5 games are now being coming to Discover, Assistant, and Chrome for Next Billion Users (NBU).

Since last February, Google says early development partners have built more than 100 games for GameSnacks with millions of people around the world playing them. These titles are small in size and load near instantaneously even on varying network conditions that are common in NBU markets (2G) and day-to-day life everywhere else (intermittent subway connections).

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