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What are Browser Games?

 

 

We all know about Flash games, but what are Browser Games?

Browser Games are mostly online multiplayer computer games played via the web browser.

They have pre-made graphics and usually have a structure on which they can expand more easily than on platforms like Steam or Origin, where developers have to make their mechanics first.

We don’t play Browser Games because they are Browser Games, we play Browser Games because they are fun.

Browser Games usually lack complex graphics and details that other platforms like Steam or Origin use to make their game stand out, browser game developers can focus on expanding the game mechanics without having to worry about the visuals (apart from quality, of course). You might see Browser Games as the toy version of other game platforms, but Browser Games are quite popular.

These games can be found on sites like Miniclip, Newgrounds and FGL. The difference between these game portals is that some of them have specific genres or types of games you can play while others allow players to publish their own browser game, players can play for free.

This is of course not the only way these games are published, browser-based MMOs like Dragonica Online and browser MMORPG like Legend of Edda (which had more than 4 million accounts) also operate in this field of browser game publishing.

Browser Game Genres

As these games are mostly online multiplayer Games, you usually need to play with and against other players. It can be divided into multiple genres, and we will list them here:

Role-playing Browser Games (RPGs)

Browser-based role-playing games often take place in a fantasy universe and usually have some form of levelling system, browser RPGs are usually browser MMORPG or browser dungeon crawlers.

– Casual Browser Games

Games that don’t fit in the RPG category but still have some kind of story to tell or level system with which to advance your character.

– Fighting Browser Games

where players face each other in a death match or team death match. browser fighting Browser Games can be browser MMORPGS, browser shooters or browser brawlers.

– Racing Browser Games

Browser Games where players race against each other.

– Board Browser Games

Browser-based board games are very popular browser game genres, they are usually turn-based multiplayer Browser Games with some kind of virtual board on which players compete for dominance.

– MMO Browser Games

Browser Games that are set in persistent worlds, browser MMO Browser Games can be browser Realtime Strategy Browser Games or browser city builders.

– MMORPG Browser Games

Browser MMORPG are usually massive multiplayer online role-playing games with a huge player base. browser MMORPG Browser Games can be browser real-time strategy Browser Games, browser shooters browser brawlers or even browser tower defence Browser Games.

– MMOFPS Browser Games

Massive multiplayer online first-person shooters that have a huge player base and are usually played in a persistent world.

– Music Browser Games

A music game is a browser game where players compete by playing music, browser music Browser Games can be browser rhythm Browser Games or browser shooters.

– Multiplayer Browser Games

Multiplayer Games are Browser Games where players play against each other, these games can also be classified as competitive Browser Games.

– Social Browser Games

Social Browser Games are usually casual multiplayer Browser Games that are browser MMORPG shooters or browser brawlers.

– Cooperative Browser Games

Games where players play together to achieve a common goal. These Browser Games can be browser real-time strategy Browser Games, multiplayer platformers or even browser tower defence Browser Games.

– Board/card Browser Games

Another popular browser game genre, browser card games are basically browser versions of popular board games like monopoly or risk. browser board Games on the other hand are usually turn-based browser strategy Games with a virtual board where players compete for dominance.

Browser game Genres Explained

– Roleplaying Games (RPGs)

In an RPG you, as a player, take control over a character that you level up. browser RPGs are browser MMORPG or browser dungeon crawlers.

– Casual Browser Games

Browser Games that don’t fit in the RPG category but still have some kind of story to tell or level system with which to advance your character, browser casual Browser Games can be browser platformers browser brawlers browser puzzles browser rhythm Browser Games, browser tower defense Browser Games or even browser shooters.

 

– Fighting Browser Games

Browser Games where players face each other in a death match or team death match, these are usually browser MMORPG but there is browser fighting Browser Games that are browser platformers, browser shooters or even browser brawlers Browser Games.

– Racing Browser Games

Browser Games where players race against each other, browser racing Browser Games are usually browser MMORPG but there are browser racing Browser Games that are browser platformers or browser shooters.

– Board Browser Games

Browser-based board games are very popular browser game genres, they are usually turn-based multiplayer Browser Games with some kind of virtual board on which players compete for dominance.

– Realctime Strategy Browser Games

browser strategy Browser Games where players play in a real-time setting against each other to achieve total map control, these browser rts Browser Games can be browser MMORPG or browser shooters.

– Tower Defense Browser Games

Browser Games where players have to defend a base from waves of enemies, browser tower Browser Games are usually browser MMORPG but there browser shooters browser platformers or browser brawlers Browser Games.

– Web Browser Games: Some old school browser game genres still remain popular, Games are multiplayer casual Games that don’t require registration to play Browser Games. Web Browser Games can be browser sports Browser Games, browser puzzle Browser Games or even browser shooters browser brawlers.

 

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