Snap’s first original game, Bitmoji Party, draws inspiration from the Nintendo classic Mario Party. where players can use their personal 3D Bitmoji avatar to play in a series of quick, wacky mini-games with up to 8 friends.
Other games included with the launch of the platform come via partnerships with notable game developers. Here’s how the Snap team describes them in the announcement:
In Tiny Royale from Zynga, you and your friends shoot to the top in bite-sized Battle Royale action.
In Snake Squad from Game Closure, you and your squad work together to be the last ones standing!
In C.A.T.S. Drift Race from ZeptoLab, you’ll drift around the track and speed past friends for the win!
In Zombie Rescue Squad from PikPok, your squad will rescue survivors in a zombie-infested city.
In Alphabear Hustle from Spry Fox, you’ll collaborate to form words – fast! – to build your village.
“You can launch Snap Games right from the Chat bar, allowing you and your friends to instantly play together — no install required,” said Snap in the announcement. “You can see which friends you’re playing with, send them a chat, or even talk live with voice chat. It feels like you’re sitting shoulder to shoulder, playing on the same screen.”