After losing mobile gaming to iOS and Android, Facebook is making a big push into playing on PC with today’s developer launch of its Gameroom Windows desktop gaming platform. After months of name changes, beta tests and dev solicitation, Facebook opened up the beta build for all developers and officially named it Gameroom....Gameroom let users play web, ported mobile and native Gameroom games in a dedicated PC app free from the distractions of the News Feed.
It is definitely super interesting to see Facebook go after the gaming community after its successes with developers like Zynga. Steam has a loyal following and as a company Valve has created a great atmosphere and community for gamers. There is a lot of money to be made if Facebook can capture a piece of the gaming market and in the end it just makes the entire FB platform more valuable. For example you could adapt Messenger/Whatsapp to be used for in game chats, etc.