Ubisoft Joins Social Networking Action

A new gaming portal on Facebook has been set up by Ubisoft.

UbiFriends is a new gaming portal on Facebook set up by French gaming developer Ubisoft. The portal will regularly offer new games and applications for Facebook users.

The company says the first game available on UbiFriends is TickTock, a trivia game designed to test Facebook users’ knowledge of their friends.

TickTock is a free application that utilises user-generated content from users’ Facebook friends via their status updates as a resource necessary to succeed in the game. It is claimed to be among the first games developed for Facebook Platform by a publisher that leverages users’ Facebook friends in a meaningful way.

The UbiFriends portal runs on Google App Engine, which makes web applications easy to build, scale and maintain, claims the company.