The purpose is not to let users login via social network account (it is merely irrelevant side effect). The purpose is for the game to appear on the application list of the social network games list so we get more players. The game also have to launch inside social network's page.Google Friendconnect and https://rpxnow.com does not meet these conditions?
I disagree, well, maybe that's your intention, but in general, making the registration/login as easy as possible even for those who find your site OUTSIDE of a SN should be a plus no?
Not necessarily. If you take an effort to register you make a commitment, it is more likely for you to come back next day. If you only clicked one button to "earn" an account...It's similar to the psychological effect of 3D MMORPGs entry purchase, they all sell boxed version and you need to buy it first. They claim that this way it is less likely you quit too soon and keep paying the monthly subscription (and since you paid the monthly subscription for a few months to offset the initial price of the box then you want carry on so you don't lose the money you invested in previous months paying monthly subscriptions )I'm defintely going to show the facebook button to those logged on Facebook only.
I made some HelloWorld app yesterday, but I can not find it today (well, I know where it is on my server, but the whole FB page and settings...)
For example, veteran players who like browser games may simply refuse to join games that are "free, and have extra optional premium features" IF it is advertised as "free to play".As soon as they find out its not quite 100% free, they will leave the game.
i just saw this thread... and if that was true in that article which i have read, then how do games such as scamville prosper so well? only x% of their money is coming from scamming people so there has to be some sort of revenue in the game itself. Now, although i don't really see using facebook as a good viable platform for pbbg sake unless you're willing to scam yoru players to make any money, having teh facebook connect thing would help a bit in increasing traffic. I know alot of people who just also have a facebook. So it's free marketing is all.
As some people have asked before, I've put some documentation on my system online:http://developers.browser-based-games.org/It's still very basic, if you have any questions, just ask :-)