Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The rise of browser-based multiplayer games

The history of the browser-based games can be taken back to as early as the internet just started, when people use simple HTML to write text only adventure games, which allow the players to select different page based on in game decisions. These games are short and simple, and of course, not much fun.

When the technology of server-side web programming launched, the development on browser-based online games becomes possible. However, the internet was still slow at that time and the use of heavy graphic and frequenty post-back to the server makes these games limited to very simple ones and lack of rich graphics.

Now comes the era of web 2.0, with ultra-fast internet connection and rich web scripting technology and browser-based games can now be very graphic rich and full of inter-player communication.

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