In case you missed the buzz, Facebook have only just integrated a new gaming feature into their messenger app. The app previously dedicated to overtaking the world of text, is now evolving into its very own social gaming platform.
Click on the controller icon at the bottom of the screen to bring up a list of possible games to play with friends. Once you have completed a round, your score will be posted to the chat and your buddies have the chance to challenge it. It’s a nice little addition to the Facebook family, and Zuckerberg’s just landed the games that will turn this add-on into a phenomenon.
The full list of new titles to hit Facebook Messenger with a more competitive multiplayer focus are listed below. However, it’s important to note the giants in the mix here – Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Arkanoid, and Track & Field.
Pac-Man (Bandai Namco)
Galaga (Bandai Namco)
Space Invaders (Taito)
Track & Field 100M (Konami)
Words with Friends: Frenzy (Zynga)
Shuffle Cats Mini (King)
Endless Lake (Spilgames)
Templar 2048 (Vonvon)
The Tribez: Puzzle Rush (Game Insight)
2020 Connect (Softgames)
Puzzle Bobble (Taito / Blackstorm)
Brick Pop (Gamee)
Wordalot Express (MAG Interactive)
Just in time for final exam season and the month long festival of ‘stop looking at your phone and talk to Grandma’, Messenger looks set to soak up a lot of time this Christmas.