Game portal WildTangent has just become a little more social, with the addition of a new section that focuses specifically on social games. Popular Facebook games like It Girl and Salon Street are now playable on the site, and a contest is currently underway that lets users win free virtual currency.
A total of eight social games are currently available on WildTangent, each one a port of a game also playable on Facebook. You’ll still need a Facebook account to play, though, as the games utilize Facebook Connect. The biggest difference is that games on WIldTangent use a different virtual currency; WildCoins, as opposed to Facebook Credits.
To celebrate the launch of the new social games section, WildTangent is running a contest. By playing the featured game of the day, and answering a few questions about it, you’ll be entered into a a draw to win 1,000 WildCoins. A different game is featured each day, and the contest will be running until July 9.