Facebook flirting with the idea of becoming a mobile game publisher

By David Tom ยท 5 replies
Jul 2, 2013
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  1. New reports suggest that Facebook plans to enter the mobile gaming industry. Instead of producing the games themselves, the social media giant will act as the publisher, offering marketing capabilities and other services to independent game developers. In return, Facebook...

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  2. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    Maybe I am the only one, but I don't play any games on facebook, and have never found them to be fun, and will probably never play any games on facebook. am I the only one?
  3. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    You definitely aren't alone... And when I read the title on this story, I mumbled to myself "and that's the day that I retire my Facebook page." I already get FAR too many game ads (most of them for this apparent rash of new "adults" and "18+" games) on Facebook, and ridiculous amounts of friends requesting help with or inviting me to the games they are playing. The majority of the games (and game makers or publishers) involved or marketing on Facebook just feel like a rapidly spreading cancer to me.

    There are a rare few exceptions, though. Ones that actually encourage social cooperation, like Words with Friends and DrawSomething... Those can be fun distractions when bored, and Words (and my favorite, Scramble) with Friends at least makes you exercise your brain a bit. But, now that I think about it, the only games I actually like, I play outside of Facebook (on my phone or tablet usually), and the only link to Facebook is that I choose my opponents from my friends list...
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Shouldn't Facebook learn to be a social networking site first before branching out?
  5. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    LOL. Its not just about social networking anymore, dont you konw?
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,475   +126

    All about how to make them grow larger than they are. They have Kixeye with their Battle Pirates, War Commander, Vega Conflict are played more next to the Price Is Right, Wheel of Fortune, Cafe World an etc.

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