Meet Gameroom, Facebook's PC Steam competitor

Now, it has decided to give a big push into PC gaming with the Gameroom. The beta build is now officially open to developers, and is now available to download for users here, for Windows 7 and above.


Facebook, that was once home to some addictive and extremely popular games, soon began losing to Android and iOS. Now, it has decided to give a big push into PC gaming with the Gameroom. The beta build is now officially open to developers, and is now available to download for users here, for Windows 7 and above.

Facebook had revealed earlier in May that it is working on Games Arcade. It soon released further details about how the desktop app would work later in August. Now, finally, Gameroom is open to all. It's a part of Facebook's ongoing partnership with Unity and developers will reportedly be able to create games in Unity and export directly to Facebook Gameroom and WebGL.

So, Gameroom is a PC app that will let users play web, ported mobile and native Gameroom games on the platform. Facebook has also posted a video showing how to integrate your Unity game with Facebook Gameroom. Clearly, it will go head-on with Steam, which has about 125 million active users.

"It seems safe to say the pitch will revolve around its 1.75-billion users and the massive reach potential this offers developers. For a 30-percent revenue cut (the same as Steam), Facebook could potentially make your indie platformer the next billion-dollar indie sensation," points out TheNextWeb.

Steam may be everyone's favourite, but lets not forget Facebook has a large user base. Many believe that Gamesroom could serve as a place for developers to bring heir games to attention of the hordes of Facebook users.

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