Words with Friends spelling F-A-C-E-B-O-O-K soon

Zynga's popular Scrabble-esque mobile game coming to social networking juggernaut; cross-platform play promised.

Casual gamemaker Zynga already boasts a Facebook game stable of big-time titles like Mafia Wars and Farmville. However, now the San Francisco-based studio is expanding its vocabulary by bringing one of its mobile games--Words with Friends--to the social networking behemoth.

Words with Friends is coming to Facebook.

Words with Friends for Facebook does not yet have a firm launch date, but when it does arrive, it will support cross-platform play. For example, a player on an iOS or Android device can participate in a game against a player using the Facebook application.

Gamers will be able to play Words with Friends on Facebook with anyone they are friends with, and the app will send players notifications when it is their turn to play a word. Words with Friends for Facebook will mark Zynga's first time bringing a mobile game to Facebook.

As for the game, Words with Friends is a turn-based Scrabble clone that allows users to take part in up to 20 games simultaneously.

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25 comments
mathfool
mathfool

Words with Friends is a lot of fun, but that's because it is a complete rip-off of Scrabble. I don't know how this game gets away with such blatant copyright infringement.

King-gamer
King-gamer

Most of these free Facebook games are lame... When are they gonna give us free movies on Facebook? That would be a Facebook app worth using.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Who the eff cares??? I mean really Facebook "apps" aren't games and shouldn't be treated as such....

chechak7
chechak7

iam not playing these game and i don't have time for facebook or mobile games

linkspetdragon
linkspetdragon

Gamespot has been pretty forward about the fact that they will be covering mobile games now because of the insane amount of people playing them these days. I guess a lot of you guys didn't get the memo. Get over it. It's like any other news site. If the headline isn't something you're interested in, don't click on it. But I guess it makes you guys feel better to go ahead and click on it and whine and moan about what stories gamespot publishes. Good for you.

bigcrusha
bigcrusha

Ugh it never ends, bah, I think all gamespot headline articles should be reserved to core gamer news only, Gaming news is for those who take gaming seriously and if you play Zynga games you obviously don't....

zenverak
zenverak

How dare Gamestop let their people publish things about all type of games.

zenverak
zenverak

YES!!!!!! I love Scrabble. Good old type games.

berto64
berto64

boring:P really to say the *games* on Facebook there just crap. and why s this news anyways.not like if that many people in the site plays these games. sorry but Facebook game are a FAIL.

weedman1985
weedman1985

Wake me up when the start making some real games.

catsimboy
catsimboy

S-N-O-R-E The only good (as in stupid funny) thing Zynga has done was that MafiaWars thing where they were going to let Snoop Dogg blow up an armored car and the camera man directed him to step in the line of sight of the explosion before he detonated it.

erik92133
erik92133

this sounds kind of bad and good at the same time

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

Words with Friends became horrible when somebody made that "Cheats with Friends" app.

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

Nothing that a nuke can't solve it.

Super-Poke-Bros
Super-Poke-Bros

@LKPWarrior26 But I'm telling you, you won't be able to handle the truth! There are some things in this world that weren't meant for mortal eyes!

nurnberg
nurnberg

I think Gamespot should continue making news about Facebook games, so that users can find original ways to insult them in the comments.

Raxyman
Raxyman

One thing is gaming. An whole other thing is flash games and even more different thing is board games. This doesn't matter to games, and therefore i dunno what the hell is GS thinking by publishing that. I agree with @zidan4000 they should delete this article.

zidan4000
zidan4000

i don't think gamespot is aimed towards the type of gamers who play exclusively on Facebook and flash games , so i find this news horribly useless and doesn't serve the websites purpose and i highly suggest that they delete it immediately

-Vulpix-
-Vulpix-

And I should care about this because?