Got bored of virtual world already? Don’t worry, world’s largest social network Facebook has plenty of tricks up its sleeves. A report by anonymous gaming network reveals that an average online user plays chat games for 21 minutes per day. Keeping this fact in mind, site developers are going to launch 17 interesting Facebook Messenger Games by world-class developers like Taito, Konami, Zynga, King studios and Bandai Namco. The list includes classics like Pac-Man, Words with Friends Frenzy and Space Invaders.
Starting from today, these games will launch in 30 countries. This is a sneaky strategy by FB to get users to spend more time on chat messengers.
What’s the Deal?
They’re directly available on your chat messengers. Unlike heavy native apps, they don’t take time to load since they’re built on a user-friendly HTML5 mobile web standard platform. These instant games are designed to suit both Android and iOS devices. You just need to hit a teeny-weeny game controller icon displayed next to sticker or photo buttons on your Facebook Messenger thread. Folks, who want a bigger and better gaming experience can play it on web browsers too.
You can even take a stylized screenshot of your game score and share it across Twitter, Snapchat and other messengers.
What’s the Catch with Facebook Messenger Game?
Facebook lost itself to the fast-pacing gaming world. As users switched to mobile, they started downloading apps from native stores. FB tried to hit back with Project Spartan (an HTML5 platform) in 2011, but it failed, as mobile web standard couldn’t compete with flashy, high-resolution, easily downloadable native apps. Nevertheless, FB developed a strategy to squeeze in better graphics and this is how they started building their own apps.
While you test your luck and challenge your friends with high scores, Facebook will reap plenty of dollars from promotional game ads. They might launch paid games in future.
Now that Facebook Messenger has put up entertaining games just two clicks away, it’s hard to resist the temptation. Go ahead and try them!