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A free social networking site that offers the ability to host games.

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How do I get into Facebook game development? [closed]

I have some ideas that I think might make interesting games for a Facebook-like platform, in that they are social and casual. Does anyone have advice on how to get into Facebook development from a ...
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Do iOS users use Facebook and Twitter buttons within games?

Does anyone have any insight or experience into the successfullness of placing Facebook or Twitter "share" buttons within an iOS game? For example, when a user gets a high score, presenting them with ...
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Ways to earn money through Flash games

If you like developing flash games just for fun, why not make money through them? There are different ways you can monetize your flash game: In Game Ads: Some common examples: Mochi Ads gamejacket ...
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What is a good way to measure game virality?

I have added some social features to an iPhone game (Lexitect if you're curious), such as email, Twitter, and Facebook integration for sharing high scores. Along with these features, I am measuring ...
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Unity on Facebook?

Hey, I know Flash works using Facebook, and I think I've seen some Java stuff on there too, but does anyone know if the Unity Player can be used in Facebook?
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How can I post scores to Facebook from a LibGDX Android game?

I am using LibGDX to create an Android game. I am not making the HTML backend of the game. I just want it to be on the Android Google Play store. Is it possible to post the scores to Facebook? And if ...
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what should the size of a flash game in Facebook be

I'm developing a flash game and i want to put it in Facebook ,My question is the Proper maximum size for it. 500 KB 1 MB ??
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Facebook Game Development - Where can I save my data?

I'd like to develop a small Facebook game with some graphics involved (not that many). Within that game, the users will be able to buy/sell certain items and I wonder WHERE I can save those items/...
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Best way to notify a user on Facebook that it's their turn to act

I'm creating a turn-based game that I'd like to integrate into Facebook. Players may not necessarily be playing in real time so having a way for them to know when it's their turn is desirable. I was ...
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How can I put Google Ads in a flash game?

What I want to do is put Google Ads in my flash game. The first question is how can I do that? The second question is the best place to put it; while loading, after finishing the game?
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How should I construct a Facebook Login Flow for a server-less Windows App in Unity?

I am game programmer with limited web experience that was tasked to figure out how to make our game interact with Facebook. We are building a Unity Windows standalone app (maybe MacIntosh later), and ...
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How can I let a player post their score to Facebook at the end of the game?

I have an HTML5 game on my site, and at the end, I want the user to have the option of posting their score to their Facebook wall. Is there an easy way to ask to post something to Facebook?
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Integration my application with Facebook

So I recently developed this game which I would like to launch into Facebook but am having a hard time figuring out how on earth do I get the basics right. Like extracting user data i.e friends ...
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Google play game services and Facebook integration in one game

We are creating a cross platform game for iOS and Android. We have thought about how and with which services we should integrate achievements and scoreboards with. For the iOS part, we are pretty ...
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Integrating a leader board with FaceBook?

Think like how Bejeweled 2 does its Blitz mode where it connects to Facebook, pulls your friends names and their top scores for the week. Are there any libraries, etc. that already help facilitate ...
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How can I full-screen a Facebook canvas game?

Is there any way to allow the user to click a button on a Facebook canvas app and allow the app to go full-screen? If it's possible, is it permitted by Facebook?
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Is there a way to use the facebook sdk with libgdx?

I have tried to use the facebook sdk in libgdx with callbacks, but it never enters the authetication listeners, so the user never is logged in, it permits the authorization for the facebook app but it ...
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Fb.Feed dialog closes before saving

I'm having trouble with the Facebook UnitySDK when I use the FB.Feed() method for posting on user's timeline. The share dialog closes before the post is completed, Right after i press the "Post" ...
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Facebook data exchange for mobile games (multiplayer)

A multiplayer mobile game that we are working on connects players through Google Play and Game Center but we would also like to add an option to play with your Facebook friends and here's the question:...
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Should I scrap my own leader board and go for the Facebook built in one?

Currently I'm rolling my own score and leader board functionality in my FB canvas game. In my game, users can see what score they have, in addition I have a public leader board where everybody can see ...
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What revenue cuts will I take by using Unity combined with Facebook's platform?

Basically me and a friend want to develop a Facebook game by using Unity. What I wanted to know is if we do earn any money on it, how would we be required to use the profits of said money? I remember ...
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What is the best toolchain for ActionScript3 social networks game development?

I'm new to flash and web development too. But I have some background in c#/c++/Qt/python. So, I want to know, what is the best toolchain for quickest dive into. My task is to write a game for ...
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Why I need a backend for a mobile social game?

I'm developing a mobile social game, it's a puzzle with a social layer similar to the one in Candy Crush Saga (limited lives, can send life requests to friends, facebook leaderboards, etc). I know all ...
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Does Facebook give new games any free promotion?

I would like to understand, if Facebook gives some free out of the box promotion for new games? I see "New Games" section in Facebook App Center, does every new game gets in there?
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How to share Unity High Scores on social media (Facebook , Google+ and Twitter)?

This may be a common question but as a n00b I have some confusion on achieving this . I am on a small game project and I want the user to share his / her scores on social media after completing the ...
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Creating new games on Android and/or iPhone

I have a succesfull Facebook poker game that is running very nicely. I was asked if I can port my game to other platforms - mainly mobile devices (phones as well as tablets, would tablets need a ...
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Is there any way to embed browser component into game for facebook Authentication? [closed]

Say I have desktop game and I like to make it social, for that I need browser component embedded into my game ( c++ openGL) for the Authentication part. Is there any framework for that?
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Can I post to Facebook with my own text from Unity on behalf of the user?

I'm using Facebook SDK for Unity 6.0 with FB.Feed. I'm trying to post a link to the user's feed, text and link on his behalf. So far I've managed to publish only a link and its details, the part ...
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How to integrate PS3 & Xbox 360 games to Facebook?

After some research online, I am unable to find any concrete references for how to go about implementing Facebook functionality from either Xbox 360 or PS3 games. There is apparently some degree of ...
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Why do games for Facebook have to be about 622 pixels high?

I am wondering, why do games for Facebook have to be about 622 pixels high?
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Making large scale changes to an economy in a social game

Are there any examples or case studies of social games, specifically on Facebook, where the developer has made drastic changes to the economy? I'm specifically interested in examples where the old ...
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Can a user / a game developer get their credit back in dollars? If yes, at what cost?

You can find every information about how to give money to facebook, but when it comes to take it back… If I give credits to a user, can he get it back in dollars? If a user gives me credits, can I ...
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“Your android setup is not correct” error on Unity showing up even after reinstalling OpenSSL (Using Facebook SDK)

I want to build for Android and today one error popped up after building. Your Android setup is not correct. See Settings in Facebook menu. UnityEditor.HostView:OnGUI() Important things about this ...
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How do I make my iOS game free for users who 'like' it on Facebook?

I've seen a game for free on iOS when the user 'likes' a page. Though it appears the promotion was run by Apple, not the developers of the game being given away. How can I make my game free for a ...
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iOS game integrated with Facebook - Random game

How could I implement a random game for iOS via Facebook. I registered my game with Facebook and done everything so far... Can Facebook do such a thing? EDIT I connected my app to Facebook, I can ...
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Examples for simple, succesful social games

We are a small developer company planing to create our first social game. Social games look like a promising genre for monetization, but looking at the actual market (dominated by big players) and ...
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How to add Facebook Data Storage to Mobile Game?

I was wondering how I would add the option for players to sign into their Facebook profiles on my mobile game and then have Facebook store their game save data, so they can recover it on any device ...
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What is the difference between a Facebook Canvas and Facebook Web project?

I am making a game on cocos2d-JS for Facebook. What is the difference between Facebook Canvas & Facebook Web project. From what I can tell, Facebook Canvas ask for the secure url and Web ask for ...
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Social Network Gaming on Windows, Linux and OS X

I'm working on mobile platforms as Android, IOS... Many users of Moblox ask us a windows and an OS X version. There is no difficulties to provide these versions, because we are developing on OS X C++ ...
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What client front-end options can I use to make a Facebook game?

I have been requested to make a port of an iOS game for Facebook. The game itself is fairly simple, it is a puzzle game using a 2d array for a grid with XML passed from a server for loading objects ...
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Facebook login using Godot 3.1 in iOS

In my game I have to integrate Facebook login. I searched about custom modules and all. I found one but it not working in ios and its for older version. Any help would be appreciated
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How to Invite Facebook Users to a Unity Game for Android

I am currently using the following code to let the player invite other players to my multiplayer game: FB.AppRequest("Test Message", callback: this.HandleResult); ...
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How to post player´s score on Facebook (with js)

I have my game made with Phaser (and compiled with cocoon.io) and on the leadersboard state I want to let the user to post his score on Facebook. Well, I created an App on Facebook and I´m not ...
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Unity3D: Facebook login into the game + Verification on Server Side

I don't need to know the specific code required for that, but I want to understand at high level how can I implement that and what SDKs I have to use to achieve that. Facebook PHP SDKs: Ok If I want ...
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What is the maximum width of a Facebook game page?

I read it was going to be changed to 520px, but I keep seeing pages that are new that are the older 760px width. Is it safe to build at the wider width still or should we be building at 520px? Anyone ...
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MySql Database design for Facebook game

I'm at the planning stages for a facebook game, it will be similar to farmville, but will feature parks. I've been a Flash game dev for many years but all this database stuff is new to me so I'm ...
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The name `FB' does not exist in the current context

I am trying to allow the user to share the final game score on their FaceBook timeline. I am following FaceBook tutorial and examples. When I try to download and import the FaceBook SDK package (7.11-...
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Streamline Facebook and Google Play Game Services integration in Android Game

This has been confusing me a lot . I am creating a simple 2D platformer which I wish to make social. So I thought of letting users do the following: Share their in game objective completion/ their ...
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iOS Facebook SDK, Games Start Playing post

im trying to implement a method in my native iOS game the publish a story on face book such as this photo most games that is integrated with facebook share stories like this in the activity section ...
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Simple way to post score from my game to Facebook and Twitter?

What's the best and simple way to post score from my game to Facebook and Twitter with store link in cocos2d-x?