Facebook Forces Crafty Creators to Use Credits as Their Currency

Facebook Forces Crafty Creators to Use Credits as Their Currency

posted Saturday Jan 29, 2011 by Nicholas DiMeo

Facebook Forces Crafty Creators to Use Credits as Their Currency

Facebook always seems to find a way to put itself into the news. This time, with their not-so-beloved Facebook Credits currency system. In the past, we have talked about companies like Zynga that were trying to be coerced to solely use Facebook Credits. It now appears that the idea will actually hold water. Amidst a time where Facebook is looking to prove itself to investors and analysts that it is a commercially viable and money-making creature, the company has made it a mandatory policy beginning July 1, 2011 that all games use Facebook Credits as the only way to include real money purchases into games. Developers will still be able to use their in-game currencies but only as an exchange, i.e. Facebook Credits for Farmville Coins.

This change applies to Canvas games only and games used with Facebook Connect do not have to make the change.

Why does this move have such an impact? Follow the break to learn more.

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