There are now, by some estimates, 35,000 social games. Can you name the top five? I thought not. In other words, the sheer number of social games across the web, mobile and social platforms like Facebook mean they are now presenting the same problem as iPhone or Android apps: how do you discover the good ones?
TeePee Games is a consumer portal that aggregates social games. It’s starting with Facebook but will soon extend to smartphones and other online games, allowing gamers to tailor games to their profile, cutting through the usual noise. It’s built a discovery engine, not unlike the way Pandora or Last.Fm suggests new artists to you. Today the startup, which already has $500k in Angel backing, has signed a ‘strategic partnership’ with Turner Broadcasting Europe (home to Cartoon Network, TNT, Adult Swim and others). The fact that Turner is ‘backing’ the development of TeePee’s games discovery platform is code for some kind of investment in the company, but so far both, including CEO/’Chief TeePee’ Tony Pearce, are coy about how much this amounts to.