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04 May, 2017, 01:10
The social media network announced Tuesday it will expand its rollout for Facebook Messenger Instant Games and launch a suite of additional features for game developers.
The game takes advantage of the newly announced rich gameplay features for Instant Games, which are based on HTML5, the lingua franca for the web.
As part of the platform update, games can now support expanded features like in-game leaderboards, turn-based strategy gameplay and tournaments. They can also now create game bots to "help re-engage players by calling out new game options", Facebook Messenger Product Manager Andrea Vaccari wrote in a blog post.
"We're proud to be one of the first gaming companies innovating on the Instant Games platform, delivering an immersive Words With Friends experience on Messenger to word fans everywhere", said Vaibhav Sahgal, Vice President of Games for Zynga.
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More games will be added to the library in the coming weeks but none of them can be downloaded, they can only be played within the Messenger app. Players will be able to invite and take turns with one another in the famous word game. The company is also launching rich gameplay and Game bots, features that were previewed to developers at F8. Although Instant Games were accessible on the Messenger app ever since November 2016, it is now being rolled out to 30 more countries worldwide. For game bots, one of the first to use it is one of the most popular games on Instant Games, EverWing. Facebook hopes that Instant Games will reach Messenger's over 1.2 billion users.
Those who have the latest version of the Messenger will have about 50 games in the section.
The popular gaming title, Miniclip's 8 Ball Pool, will also be available to play on Instant Games soon. In addition, the conventional app stores on smartphones are a mix of popular and mediocre games, making it hard to select games.
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