Welcome to our online massive multiplayer game review website (that’s a small mouthful).
In short, we review browser games so you can find the next game to play.
We believe there is a need for a place where you can quickly turn to for ideas on what browser games to play next. There are a lot of PC game and console game review sites out there, but few such sites for browser games. We hope to become the global authority on browser games. If there’s a new release, you’ll find reviews here. If there’s a mind-blowing, sandboxy, stunningly animated, free-to-play indie game that is flying under the radar, you’ll be sure to find the game on our website.
We try not to let anything slide under the radar. We know a game that floats your boat may sink that of someone else. Given the constraints of pretty art, good gameplay, quick loading, good story or lots of engagement and fun on a browser, we still try to find games across genres to please as many readers as possible.
Anime, shooter, card game, 2D, 3D, MMORPG, what have you on the multiplayer browser platform “we’ll cover it all. And we hope you’ll find something on our review website that you really enjoy playing.
Why we do what we do
Those who enjoy playing browser games know the next best thing to playing is writing about them. And there’s just something innately inviting about browser games that you can quickly turn on when you’re reading to play and hit X when you’re done.
Browser games probably became popular because you could play them (muted of course) when the boss had his back turned. Well, that’s how some of us completed a lot of Starlight Story (before it shut down) andBegone (before it became a hacker-infested place).
Massively multiplayer online games became popular “well, because social games like Dungeons and Dragons were so popular, right? When you combine these two features together, you can’t go wrong!
We’ve been playing MMOs sinceZork on the Arpanet. That game came out less than forty years ago, in fact, which seems like a really short time. MMOs have come a really long way in such a short time.
As for games available to the public, we’ve come through Habitat by Lucasfilms with its virtual community, Dragon’s Gate, The Shadow of Yserbius (for which you had to pay hourly or monthly between 1992 and 1996, the nostalgia!) and then the Internet.
The Internet brought games likeUltima Online (you can still play it today!). In fact, you could call Ultima Online the first MMORPG, since that’s the game that led to the coining and popularizing of the name and genre.
The Realm Online (still around), Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds, City of Heroes, Guild Wars, Blade & Soul, Guild Wars 2 followed. All of these were first generation MMOs which we enjoyed long after they were released. They were not all browser games though.
Then came PvP, with games like the medieval Dark Age of Camelot,Ultima Online 2 and the sci-fi Anarchy Online.
When Runescape was released by Jagex in 2001, it was the best thing that had happened to multiplayer gaming. There were no linear objectives. As a player, you could set your own quests and goals. You could fight monsters or trade and chat with other players, or complete quests. That’s pretty much a given in most MMORPGs today, but Runescape was the pioneer. It also became the largest game of its kind and went into the Guinness World Records with more than 200 million accounts! It’s also the most-updated game of all time. It’s still going strong and aging well, though there’s a lot of competition.
We’re very excited about the future of MMOs
We’ve created this review website, at this point in time, because we’re very excited about where massively multiplayer browser gaming is going. Whoever says browser games are dead don’t know what they’re talking about.
Adobe Flash may be dying and Google Chrome is already trying to throttle it. But then we have replacements like the Unity Web Player, and games like BattlestarGalactica, the retired Fusion Fall, the indie gem Attack on Titan by Feng are all proof of Unity’s power. Just as the death of PC gaming has been wrongly predicted for years, we think browser MMOs are going to be around for a long time.
In fact, Mozilla says the future of gaming is on your browser, and we’re excited. Meanwhile, keep reading the reviews we bring you and enjoying brilliant offerings from developers.