MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (

TheStreet

) --

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

is holding discussions with online game makers as it seeks to develop a broader social-networking service that could compete with

Facebook

, the

Wall Street Journal

reports.

Google has held talks with the games developers to offer their games on a new service it is building, the

Journal

reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Those developers include

Playdom

,

Electronic Arts'

(ERTS)

Playfish and

Zynga Game Network

, a company in which Google recently took a financial stake, these people said.

Walt Disney

(DIS) - Get Report

on Tuesday agreed to pay up to $763.2 million to buy Playdom, which makes social games for Facebook.

It's unclear when Google may launch the new gaming offering and the plans aren't finalized, the

Journal

reports. But people briefed on the matter said the games would be part of broader social-networking initiative that is under development by Google.

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel in New York.

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