Facebook Mobile Games: Will developers 'like' it?

Facebook is all about making friends, but the social media giant may have to prove itself before it makes more connections in the mobile gaming space.

Less than two weeks ago, the company announced Facebook Mobile Games, a pilot program whereby it will offer promotional support for select developers across its mobile apps. In return, Facebook will take an unspecified share of revenue that comes as a result. Ten developers are already on board.

The initial reaction from the developer community on Twitter could best be described as "cautiously intrigued."

There was definitely a sense that Facebook's moves would disrupt some of the more established players in the mobile gaming space.

Some thought it important to remember that this was also about business, not just community-building.

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