History of online browser games

Posted on Jan 26, 2012 in Browser Games

History of online browser games

The history of browser games isn’t so long. In late 1990y browser games were released. They where based on DHTML which is collection of technologies used together to create interactive and animated web sites by using a combination of a static markup language (such as HTML), a client-side scripting language (such asJavaScript), a presentation definition language (such as CSS), and the Document Object Model. A web browser game is a computer game that is played on a browser. Difference between other video, computer games and online browser games is that in browser games usually are not required any client-side software to be installed. Browser games can be created and run using standard web technologies or browser plug-ins, like Java.  But there are always available in The internet and dwonloading is very easy and fast. Thing which is druging fans to playing that kind of games is that they are free and you can play them even if you have just 5 minutes break. Online browser games can be single-player and multiplayer.

The oldest browser game is Earth 2025, which was released in 1996. But it never got so many fans like other old games (Adventure Games Live, Hattrick, Runescape). Those games are played up to  now and have fans all over the world.

The most popular game is Evony, which is 2D fantasy themed empire building game. Players have to build up their empire and conquer their enemies. The reason Evony is so popular because there are millions of people logging into the game each day.  Evony is also rely on making friends and being part of a community, which in game is called an alliance.

New trend in online browser games are skill games. Many consider them as a nest step in online gaming and business alternative to the gambling products, mainly online poker & casino.

Nowadays first place at many web game rankings takes RuneScape. The game gathers over 130 million accounts worldwide with over 8.5 million of them being considered as ‘active’.