The changing face of games

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 in Browser Games, Online Games

Online browser games won’t soon replace other games, like wideo games, but they meaning increased lately. They are very appealing because they don’t require high developed hardware software and mostly they are free. For those who are tired of monthly fees for normal online games browser games are great subsitute.

Online browser games are spreading quickly thanks to Facebook or MySpace. But even on websites they are viewed by millions of peoples. The traditional need more time to get a large player base and not every of them can manage that. Everyone can see how popular Farmville on Facebook is. It shows that putting games on social media sites can be appealing and many games developers see them as a main way to get profits from games. Facebook games reach the number of people that regular game producers can only dream about. Farmville typically had in 2010, 50 million users each month. Normal, traditional games can’t get that high amount of players.

As more game developers see the benefits and potential revenue of browser games they will release on a market more developed games that can get more players and new clients. Only imagine that you play online browser game, like skill game in 3D. It is far-reaching anticipate but it is very likely to happen.

Taking all of this into consideration, browser games are very quickly gaining more followers. In next few years these games will be more popular and maybe will totaly replace tradicional online games.

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Addiction to browser games

Posted on Feb 1, 2012 in Browser Games, Online Games, Skill Games

Addiction to browser games became a serious problem lately. Many people lost themselves to them. They see nothing but online browser games. In the Internet you can find many online games, which can be great entertainment. Many people who thought that browser games can be great to kill free time, but with time they strated to be addicting. Everyone wants to earn more awards and have better place in rankings. Sometimes even earn more real money. In skill games players are aiming to be faster and get more points. If you start playing browser games you can open a can of worms. So what is so drawing in that people can’t stop playing online browser games? In virtual world you can become whoever you want to be. You can become hero who save world or bandit who can kill whoever he wants. Another thing is that playing online connects people and gathers them into societies. You can get some new friends by playing or even have a online-girlfriend. Interesting detail is that advanced players in real life use words which usulaly are used in online talks and which are unintelligible outside of player’s societies, like noob, which means person who can’t play. Another thing is that actions of games are so interesting and gives so many emotions, connected with competition, that peolpe can’t stop play. The are like gamblers, who has to have another dose of adrenalin. In online browser games, which creates virtual worlds, players feel safer and consider them as a rebound from real life. But if you play with temperance you’ve got nothing to be worry about.

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The more you play the worse you drive

Posted on Feb 1, 2012 in Browser Games, Online Games, Skill Games

Bad news for all who love car racing! Computer games fans are more risky drivers – says recent studies ordered and sponsored by a tire manufacturer Continental. Research has shown, that regular playing in skill games like car simulations, makes that drivers more often lead to cracked, are more likely to pass a red light or more aggresive on the road what drawn attenton of police. They have also serious problems with parking and cause threat for other participants of the traffic.  According to the authors of the research, it happens because players confuse virtual life with reality. This phenomenon is called “flashback”. Spending too much time in front of the screen of the computer, not enough sleeping, eating like a bird and non-stop playing skill or browser games leads to situations when, players behave in real life in the same way like in online games. The vanishing of the border between real and virtual world, can be dangerous not only for players but also for theirs surroundings. The study was conducted on group of two thousand UK drivers, in age between 17 and 39 years old. Half of them was declared car games lovers. The survey has shown that browser game players are in 44% more likely to take a risk while driving car. 31% of them admitted to having crossed a red light (compared to only 14% of non-players), and 30% caused an accident (15% of non-players). As we see, with games players the risk of collision is twice higher than in case of people, who don’t play such skill games. The results of the research are alarming. Please, take care when You drive you car!

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Hardware requirements for online browser games

Posted on Jan 31, 2012 in Browser Games, Online Games

These days are undoubtedly the era of super-fast computers, which literally can make miracles. But each year are realesed games, which can bend even the best computers. But take a look what hardware requirements gave us browser games developers.

At the moment games, which are released in these year, literally are devouring computers, which are 5 years. It is because of from year to year hardware requirements of computer games are growing. Graphics cards, which were created for exapmle 2 years ago, might not manage with new games, which need newest version of DirectX.

Totaly different is with online browser games, which with their hardware requirements don’t even cause a small shortness of breath for computers. Usually in hardware requirements of browser games we will find that we have to have newest version of web browser or need of having internet connection. From time to time, browser games require from us newest versions of flash player. In case of games which presents high quality graphics by flash player platform, we can except that older computers won’t meet the demands.

As you can see, online browser games, such as skill games, don’t impose high needs. It’s the reason because they themselves don’t have high quality and exclusive graphics.

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History of online browser games

Posted on Jan 26, 2012 in 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’.

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