Playdom escapes Facebook; games available through new portal

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Despite releasing two impressive Facebook games in the past month, Deep Realms and Gardens of Time, Playdom seems to want to escape Facebook. The Disney-owned developer has opened its very own games portal on the Playdom website through which fans can play their favorite Playdom games outside of Facebook, Gamezebo reports.

Why the change? Well, Playdom isn't the first developer to mention freedom from Facebook as a goal. It could be the reduced viral channels on Facebook. However, the 30 percent cut that Facebook is about to take from all games on the platform this July is a far more likely motivator. Unfortunately, playing on the site does not even use Facebook Connect, meaning you'll have to start all over.

Forget about continuing that thriving empire in City of Wonder here, you'll be back at square one through the Playdom portal. How Playdom will convince its existing player base to migrate over at the expense of their well-invested Facebook accounts is yet to be seen. At the moment, only City of Wonder and Wild Ones are available for play through the portal, but expect more to come if this experiment blows over well.

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