Facebook, in December last year, introduced Instant Games on Messengerand though it was limited to some countries then, the social media giant has announced that it will be rolling out Instant Games on Messenger globally over the next few weeks for both iOS and Android along with some added features.
Talking about some added features, the company is launching a ‘rich gameplay feature’ that would probably allow developers to create an enhanced experience and Game bots to help game makers surface exciting features like new levels and rewards. The rich gameplay feature, such as turn-based gameplay will also include leaderboards and tournaments, and offer visually engaging and customizable game messages during play. Game bots help re-engage players by calling out new game options and encouraging competition with updates on the leaderboards, the company said in a statement.
One of the first games to take advantage of this new feature is none other than Zynga’s Words With Friends. The game is now available as a feature-rich, turn-based game right in Messenger. Other than this, Blackstorm’s EverWing will be among the first to use Game bots.
“Depending on what device you use and where you are located, there are now up to 50 games titles available on Messenger, with more being introduced almost every week. We’re also excited to be bringing the world’s #1 pool game — Miniclip’s 8 Ball Pool — to Instant Games very soon,” Facebook said in a blog post.