Promising future for HTML5 games via Messenger Games?

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boniatillo

Market Level 0Community Level 2
117 posts

Hi

Did you heard about the new Facebook Messnger Instant Games?

http://venturebeat.com/2016/11/29/facebook-brings-instant-html5-games-like-pac-man-to-your-news-feed-and-messenger/

It looks like a really good news for the HTML5 game devs.

Also I read this article from Big Viking Games:

https://www.bigvikinggames.com/big-viking-games-announces-10-million-publishing-fund-for-html5-messenger-instant-games/

 Big Viking Games, the largest independent mobile and social game studio in Canada and a pioneer in HTML5 Messenger Instant Games, is expanding the reach of its HTML5 initiatives today with the creation of a $10 million publishing fund to develop and distribute third-party content for messengers platforms in HTML5.

 

I remember the HTML5 games market was not a success here in FGL, but maybe this is a good opportunity for FGL too, this is a great platform.

 

What do you think?

 

 

posted 2016-12-09T06:43:54-08:00
b10b

Market Level 4Community Level 7
970 posts

Edit: be cautious of "Big" claims.

posted 2016-12-09T10:45:44-08:00 | edited 2016-12-12T08:56:44-08:00
FGL_Dave

FGL AdminCommunity Level 4
318 posts

Kik tried a big push with this sort of thing right around the time we were doing a big HTML5 push, and it just didn't grab traction (at least not nearly enough to provide a return on investment). My hope is that this is more of a success, but right now I definitely think FGL's major focus is Enhance - dipping our toes back into the HTML5 pool would be a bit of a distraction on that focus, and we all believe as a company and as a team that Enhance provides a groundbreaking new service to mobile developers - we want to give that our all!

posted 2016-12-18T16:57:29-08:00