Facebook had launched its first gaming platform the Facebook Gameroom, it’s their very first big push into the PC gaming scene – after its web-based games platform. The new Facebook Gameroom features a variety of games from its existing web-based and dedicated native games, this push of Facebook serves as a competition to other gaming platforms like Steam, Origin, and uPlay, although Facebook focuses on different environment of gaming.
So what are the difference of Facebook Gameroom? Well, It is a light version of Steam – most of the games here are FREE and not larger than 200mb. Though the maximum file size allowed is 500mb and there is an in-app purchase on some of the games. This means rather than playing games like Counter Strike Global Offensive from steam, you can play the smaller version like Critical Ops and ZBlitz. Most developers here are either app developers or from indie dev community which some of their games are ported from the web, and mobile apps like Candy Crush, Jetpack Joyride, Mutants, Tetris and more.
Types of games genre that you can play here are from Action Games to Bingo Games, Board Games, Builder Games, Card Games, Card Battle Games, Casino Games, Casual Games, Match 3 Games, Poker & Table Games, Puzzle Games, Role Playing Games, Runner Games, Simulation Games, Slots Games, Sports Games, Strategy Games and Trivia/Word Games. Their homepage also featured Editor choice and Recommended Games where it help you choose the best game currently on the platform.
The good thing about it is the ability to install the game on your PC, you don’t have to re-download the game in order to play your favorite web-based game. Recently they also added the ability to watch the live game streaming directly from Facebook Gameroom where the Facebook users who plays games via Facebook Live are automatically listed. This is also a sign that they are working to something bigger to put up a live streaming option for this client.
If you’re not that kind of a hardcore gamer and fun of playing web-based games, Facebook Gameroom is the best for you. As of writing, it’s just a month old and who knows they can be bigger than Steam, 3 to 10 years from now.
You can download Facebook Gameroom at fb.com/gameroom/.