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Facebook Messenger launches Instant Games with 17 games!

First Posted: Nov 30, 2016 04:02 PM EST
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Facebook, one of the most used social networking sites around the world has now released its newest innovation in its messaging app- Messenger. Facebook Messenger's new Instant Games will now be available. Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Words with Friends Frenzy are just some of the games available.

In a report of Tech Crunch, these Instant Games will be available in the message threads but it may load for some seconds as it was built on HTML5 mobile web standard. It was created through this and not as an app being downloaded.

The team behind Facebook is hoping of a friendly competition as Facebook Messenger users will have to spend more time playing different games. Players will be having time to gain their highest score instead of playing against each other at the same time. Moreover, this Instant Games can earn Facebook ad dollars through promoting their games by the developer.

Also, Messenger's Instant Games was launched just this week in almost 30 countries around the globe including U.S. of course. The launch included the 17 games from the classic game developers like Bandai Namco, Konami, Taito, Zinga, and King. In addition, Instant Games will be made available on newer iOS devices and Android devices. Facebook Messenger users just need to hit on the game controller icon in the message threads next to the photos and stickers buttons. Well, good thing that they can also be played via desktop.

Meanwhile, these are some of the games available on Messenger's Instant Games as reported by Tech Crunch:

  • Galaga (Bandai Namco) - Classic arcade vertical space ship shooter, rebuilt so you only get one life for short sessions
  • Space Invaders (Taito) - Classic arcade space shooter
  • Arkanoid (Taito) - Classic arcade brick-breaking paddle game with decent mobile controls
  • Words With Friends Frenzy(Zynga) - Rapid-fire Scrabble game that takes some practice
  • Pac-Man (Bandai Namco): Classic arcade game but with poor mobile swipe controls so you miss tunnels and die
  • ZooKeeper (Kiteretsu) - Timed Candy Crush with cute 8-bit graphics but too long of game sessions

Meanwhile in a report of USA Today, Facebook earns about $45 Million per month for their revenue in gaming. Definitely with this Instant Games released, Facebook will make more as Facebook users around the globe will try these games.

Stay tuned for more updates!


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