Facebook Credits Expands to Outside Sites

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4:46 PM EST October 24th, 2011

A pilot is bringing Facebook Credits, the virtual currency for all games on the social network, to independent sites.    
“We have begun working with a few developers to test the ability to offer Facebook Credits on websites, with the goal of helping them offer a more unified app experience to users beyond apps on Facebook,” the site states on its blog. “One early example is Collapse! Blast on Gamehouse.com.”

Upon arriving at Gamehouse.com, players with a Facebook account will find the Credits system in lieu of PayPal and credit card payments, according to an InsideSocialGames post. Facebook earns 30% from each purchase made with Credits.

“At this time, we are focused on gathering early developer feedback,” the site continues in its blog with regards to the pilot. “We will keep you posted as our tests continue. If you are interested in Facebook Credits for websites should we broaden the test, please sign up here.”

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