Facebook launched HTML5 based Instant games on messenger


The social media giant, Facebook not only wants you to chat and talk with your friends with iintriguing stickers but also challenge them in games via Messenger or News Feed.

The company has launched an HTML5 based Instant Games feature that will let you play games through Messenger or in the News Feed. This implies you don’t need to download Facebook’s recent Gameroom application, to play games. Rather 17 titles accessible including “Pac-Man” from Bandai Namco, Taito’s “Space Invaders,” Zynga’s “Words with Friends” and King Digital’s “Shuffle Cats Mini” will directly land on your Messenger platform or in News Feed.

This new games experience will let people to easily discover, share, and play games without installing new apps,” said Alissa Ju, Facebook Product Manager in a blog post announcing the initiative.

However, this is not the first occasion that Facebook is putting games inside Messenger. Remember the secret Basketball games?

Supporting iOS 8 or above, or Android 5.0 (“Lollipop”) or higher, you will see another controller icon will appear just below the box where users can type a message in Messenger. The games can be launched in group chat as well. Once a round is played, users can be challenged for a rematch, or they can post and share your scores via a shared leaderboard which both the players can see.

Those who don’t want to play these games, don’t worry. You will not get extensive requests from the users like it happens in Candy Crush and other games. “The games are not designed to reward people for getting an increasing number of folks to play,” said Leo Olebe, the Director of global games partnerships at Facebook.

Instant Games has been rolled out to 30 nations. Developers and engineers hoping to join the experience of closed beta version can click here.

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Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk