Snapchat unveils new games that let you play with friends

Snap Games launches with six titles for you and friends to check out.

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You can play Bitmoji Party on Snapchat. 


Snapchat is leveling up on mobile games. The company on Thursday introduced new games to its platform during the Snap Partner Summit. Snap Games is launching with six games, rolling out worldwide Thursday.

The games, which let you play with friends on Snapchat, include Bitmoji Party, Tiny Royale, Snake Squad, C.A.T.S. Drift Race, Zombie Rescue Squad and Alphabear Hustle, according to Snap's blog post. You can try them out by tapping Snap Games from the Chat bar. The app also lets you live chat with friends while playing games. 

This comes after Snap was rumored to be raising its gaming ambitions. In January, financial documents showed that the company had invested in Australian game studio Prettygreat. The studio was founded by Australian gaming industry heads Phil Larsen, Hugh Walters and Luke Muscat. Muscat has been credited as the creator of pivotal mobile games, such as Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride.