FlowPlay, creator of connected gaming platforms, on Wednesday launched Live Game Night Poker, a new app for Zoom.
The company said the new app delivers an embedded experience accessible within Zoom Meetings, and now is available in the Zoom App Marketplace.
Officials for FlowPlay said while the world sets its sights on returning to normalcy, some pandemic-era changes are here to stay. They said as many organizations embrace a hybrid workforce for the foreseeable future, HR and IT teams will be tasked with building and sustaining a company culture virtually. The company said Live Game Night Poker leverages technology to provide as close to an in-person connection as possible, allowing up to 10 of a host’s colleagues to play together in a face-to-face matchup.
Live Game Night Poker for Zoom is available today. To play, install the game from the Zoom App Marketplace and start a Zoom meeting as normal. Once in the meeting, launch the game from the Zoom Apps tab at the bottom of the meeting window. The meeting host will be able to configure the game options. Once the host has set up the game, meeting participants will be taken directly to the poker room and play can begin.
“FlowPlay is honored to have been selected by Zoom as a launch partner for Zoom Apps,” Craig Robinson, chief revenue officer, FlowPlay, said in a statement. “There is nothing better than a little friendly competition, and Live Game Night Poker enables a new way for co-workers to connect, both during and outside of work hours.”
Ross Mayfield, product lead, Zoom Apps and Integrations, added, “We believe connected teams are the most productive, which is why we are so excited to see FlowPlay building on our platform to offer a new way to connect through gameplay, thanks to Live Game Night Poker.”
FlowPlay is the company behind several casual and sports wagering games, virtual worlds and social casinos, including ourWorld, Vegas World, Casino World and 7 Seas Casino. Together, they have more than 75m global users. Based in Seattle, FlowPlay was founded in 2006 and primarily is funded by Intel Capital and the creators of Skype