Amazon.com Inc. launched Amazon Game Studios, its first major foray into video game development, along with "Living Classics," a social game for Facebook.
The Seattle company announced the news Monday an email and on its website.
"Amazon Game Studios is exactly what it sounds like: a new team at Amazon that’s focused on creating innovative, fun and well-crafted games," the company said online. "Our first title, 'Living Classics,' is debuting on Facebook today."
Amazon did not give out much information about the new game studio, besides that it is hiring.
It describes "Living Classics" as its first social game, and says the game features a family of foxes in animated illustrations from books including "Alice in Wonderland," "The Wizard of Oz" and "King Arthur."
"Players help to reunite the foxes by exploring beautifully illustrated scenes and spotting moving objects," the company said. "You can visit friends, share rewards you’ve earned, rediscover famous stories, and reunite fox families."