Facebook looks to lure third-party indie developers in mobile games push

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Facebook(s FB) announced a new program on Tuesday that looks to attract independent mobile game developers to its platform. Developers who join the Mobile Games Publishing platform will get marketing help from Facebook to reach the social network’s more than 800 million monthly active mobile users.

This is how Facebook describes the new program on its developer site:

Mobile Games Publishing is a new pilot program to help small and medium-sized developers take their mobile games global. Through the program, we will work with select game developers and provide promotional support for their games in placements across our mobile apps.

Techcrunch, which first reported that Facebook was looking into opening a mobile games platform, says the social network has already landed 10 educational game titles. Facebook’s developer site notes it’s looking for games  of all genres, however. So far, Facebook hasn’t revealed how it will share revenue with developers…

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