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Developers still game for Facebook

Game developers who have made a name on the Facebook platform but are now considering leaving the social-networking site may end up losing more than if they stayed.

Game developers who have made a name on the Facebook platform but are now considering leaving the social-networking site may end up losing more than if they stayed, according to an IDC analyst.

IDC's principal for emerging technology advisory services (ETAS) and digital marketplace and new media, Claus Mortensen, said that established game developers such as Zynga, which recently threatened to move its popular online games to its own social games network, are now in a position to leave.

However, despite the popularity of games such as Farmville, Mafia Wars and Cafe World, Zynga and other big game developers may face a challenge in keeping and expanding their membership base, he cautioned.

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