Snapchat has started the role-playing game Snap Games. Similar to Pokemon Go, you can team up with your friends and play together. Like Facebook games, invite your friends to your favorite games.
Battle your Bitmoji party mini-games against your friends or work as a team against zombies before they spread. For some games, you can invite up to 28 snapchatters to watch, while others can have up to eight players at once.
Setup is easy and Snap, the company behind Snapchat, will add more games over time. So far you can play Bitmoji Party and Snake Squad.
How to Start Snap Games in Snapchat
Step 1 : Open the Snapchat app on your phone.
Step 2 : Swipe right so your friend's chat menu is displayed.
Step 3 : Tap the person or group chat you want to invite to play the games.
Step 4 : Find the rocket icon and tap to open the Game Drawer (it will be on the right side of the keyboard).
Step 5 : Select the desired game.
When you start the game, anyone who has chosen to play will receive a notification of their Snapchat Inbox message. You can start without them and they can jump into the game when they are ready.
You can choose to play without friends, but other Snapchatters from around the world can take part in your game.
Step 6 : When you're done playing, tap the X at the bottom of the screen and then tap "Exit."
How do you accept an invitation to play?
When a friend is invited To play a game, tap the game icon to start the game. You can also chat in text with your friends via text or live audio chat.
You will receive a message in your IM inbox if your friends have asked you to play. When you receive notifications for Snapchat, your phone alerts you.
What games can I play?
Snap Games has developed six games, but so far only two have been released.
Bitmoji Party: Play as your Bitmoji character with friends in mini-games, such as Zombie Escape (run by the "zombie" player), Pool Party (try not to get away from the blocks to crash), kick off (the last standing) and spin session (do not fall off the wheel). For each game, a game master is selected whose goal is to lose the other players. Up to eight snapchatters can play at the same time.
Tiny Royale: Comparable to Fortnite, this is a Battle Royale style game. You and your friends shoot up until you are the last one.
Snake Squad: This game is like the popular snake game that you played in eighth grade on your calculator. Eat points to grow and block your enemies. It can play up to five friends at the same time.
C.A.T.S. Drift Race: Drift Race against your friends on a fast track.
Zombie Rescue Squad: Working with your buddies to rescue civilians from a zombie-plagued city. Up to three friends can play at the same time.
Alphabear Hustle: Work with your friends to quickly form words to build a village.
Originally on April 24 at 5 pm PT