Of all the places you'd think of finding great new and old video games to play, Facebook might not be high on that list. However, you'd be wrong, as the Facebook Messenger app is preparing to bring a whole new level of gaming for you and your friends.
At launch, Instant Games featured classics such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Galaga and even new classics such as Words With Friends. In addition, it also features a slew of original games from indie developers. They focus on playing with friends and allowing you to challenge them to beat your high score.
This will open the games menu, with a slew of options to choose from. Pick the game of your choice and have fun. Your friend can then play the same game whenever they like and try to best your high score.
There's also a secret soccer game. You can access it the same way you access the basketball game. If they keep all these games a secret, it's going to lead to an exponential leap in emoji use from users trying to figure out which ones do and don't lead to new games. Fingers crossed for an eggplant and squirting water game.
More games will continue being added to this platform. Facebook hopes that by making you spend more time in the app, this could eventually lead to ad revenue or possibly a portion of payments, though no in-game purchases are allowed just yet. Either way, we all have a new reason to spend the vast majority of our lives staring at our phones instead of experiencing the real world. Rejoice!