The Empire of Mark Zuckerberg returns to rub its elongated tentacles with the video game, this time with the very foundations on which has been built all: Today Facebook, Facebook Messenger Instant Messaging System (Note: chat bubbles, the worst idea since the lubricants of flavors), it also has support for games, although at the moment it is in closed beta phase and there is an official release date specified. In the catalog of titles that includes not proficient in the classics, but there are some very present.
At the moment it’s 17 games, six of which come from alleged agreements with ancient Japanese companies. Namely: Pac-Man and Galaga from Bandai Namco, Arkanoid, Puzzle Bobble and Space Invaders by Taito, and finally an updated version of the test of 100 meters of the Track & Field of Konami. The rest are things like Words with Friends: Frenzy of Zynga, King Mini Cats Shuffle or a version of Zoo Keeper.
The issue carries by name Instant Games, and the idea is that is can launch each game from the chat but also from the feed of news, both by web as in app for smartphones. Does not appear, that Yes, the social component beyond compare scores despite the fact that some games would be a very interesting added the possibility of multiplayer online. I guess having the view on it in the future, but for now it seems that what most interests you to Facebook is not to lose its position in the huge and growing market of games for mobile phones, are in the format that they are.
You leave the list full of games available in the beta, directly taken from Polygon:
- PAC-MAN (NAMCO BANDAI Entertainment Inc.)
- Galaga (NAMCO BANDAI Entertainment Inc.)
- ARKANOID (TAITO CORPORATION)
- SPACE INVADERS (TAITO CORPORATION)
- TRACK & FIELD 100 M (Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.)
- Words with Friends: Frenzy (Zynga)
- Shuffle Mini Cats (King)
- EverWing (Blackstorm)
- Hex (FRVR)
- Endless Lake (Spilgames)
- Tuning 2048 (Vonvon)
- The Tribez: Puzzle Rush (Game Insight)
- 2020 Connect (Cards)
- Puzzle Bobble (TAITO CORPORATION / Blackstorm)
- Zookeeper (Kiteretsu)
- Brick Pop (Gamee)
- Wordalot Express (MAG Interactive)