Thursday, February 19, 2009

5 Games that I am Looking Forward To in 2009

5 Games that I am Looking Forward To in 2009

When we say goodbye to 2008, many players are making their lists this time of year. I've been posting some news about browser based games recently, so I thought why not share what I most anticipated with you. Which game are you most looking forward to in 2009? Check the list and which one are you most excited about?

No. 5 Eldevin

Eldevin is the title of the latest 3D massively multiplayer roleplaying game under development by Hunted Cow Studios Ltd.

Current development progress of the game now includes world building, item design, and finalisation of various aspects of the code. With that said we are still keeping a lot of features under wraps for the time being. The game will play through an overhead 3rd person perspective of your character in a real time 3D world embedded in your web browser using ChopLib's unique 3D Engine technology.

On 17th December, Hunted Cow Studios released the Eldevin Prologue video which explains a little of the backstory behind Eldevin.

With vast worlds to explore and creatures to kill, Eldevin will be an experience on a massive scale. Your character will be equipped with a stunning array of weapons, skills and magical abilities to help you in your journey through quests across the vast plains, dungeons and mysterious lands to come.

Status: Development

Release: To be confirmed

Official Website:

No. 4 Coobico

Coobico, is a new, free-to-play flash-based strategy MMO which developed by Linking People, a Hong Kong-based developer founded by a trio of German Web developers.

As a citizen of Coobico you can build your own home and your neighbourhood and even establish completely new cities. Explore around town to uncover rare items and the secrets of Dr. Qubus' ancient ruins, or just hang out and chat with your buddies. Coobico runs in your browser, no retail box to purchase and no cumbersome client software to download and install.

This is a selection of screenshots of Coobico's current alpha-version, depicting typical city-, outdoor-, and dungeon-locations encountered on Qubus' Island.

Status: Alpha Beta

Release: To be confirmed

Official Website:


PIRATE GALAXY is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game.

It can be played directly from your web browser. Simply click on the "PLAY NOW" button on the left side of the screen and you are ready to play! You don't need to install a client (although you can if you want to). You can also play from an internet cafe or a hotel lobby.

On Oct 9th, Splitscreen Studios launches Pirate Galaxy Closed Beta.

Game Video:

In PIRATE GALAXY, you take the role of a daring starship pilot, participating in a future war against an malevolent alien species.

Awesome 3D graphics with high definition landscapes and stunning visual effects.
Customizable starships that you can equip and modify to your individual taste.
Vast game universe with hundreds of stars and planets to explore.
Easy-to-learn controls and a streamlined user interface.

Status: Closesd Beta

Release: 2009

Official Website:

No. 2 Earth Eternal

Earth Eternal is a just-announced 3D MMORPG in development by veteran virtual world developers Iron Realms Entertainment.

The world of Earth Eternal is a kind of fantasy Earth. It incorporates real-world elements that range from Egyptian Gods to Arthurian legend to the saga of Beowulf. In other words, while Earth Eternal is loosely based on themes from the real-world, virtually everything has our own spin on it. For instance, in EE, most of the Greek and Norse Gods were slain by extra-dimensional Sphinxes acting in concert with Anubis, Egyptian God of Death.

EE's gameplay is classic in the best sense of the word. If you've played Dungeons & Dragons, or Runescape, or World of Warcraft, you will find it very familiar, though with some of our own unique twists.

Status: Development

Release: To be confirmed

Official Website:

No.1 Quake Live

Quake Live, formerly known as "Quake Zero", was announced at the 2008 Game Developers Conference (GDC) as the first "Freemium" title.

Created by id Software as an all-new way to deliver the excitement and energy of first-person multiplayer action to a broader audience than ever before, QUAKE LIVE offers game players of all skill levels a totally free and easily accessible multiplayer game and community through a single website at

Every element of the experience, including friends lists and communication, sponsored events and tournaments, matchmaking, stats tracking, and even the game itself is accessed and delivered free of charge through the web browser.

A 100% free arena shooter created and supported id Software
Beginner to Pro - Easily play against others at your skill level
Over 25 arenas and 4 game modes for endless competition
Practice and compete offline against automated bot players

Status: Closed Beta

Release: 2009

Official Website:

Recommended Newest Browser Games in January

Recommended Newest Browser Games List in January

Along with the high speed development of the game market, there is no doubt that at least five new games launch every month. Most people have problem with selecting a proper one under numerous games. Here, I have sorted out the information of top five recommended games in January and they all newest browser game as well, so take a look and choose one that fits you。 If you have played the game then share your experience.

Top 5: Driving Kids

Driving Kids, announced by AlbyMedia this month, is a MMO edutainment game for kids. It's a best choice to the children below ten years old.
The game is set in a city, and a player starts to explore it while riding a skateboard. The streets are abundant with games and interesting places that wait for somebody to discover. The vehicle can be upgraded, modified and recycled. It is also possible to buy a different vehicle - a scooter, a segway or a car.

Why recommend it?

The registration is free, with unlimited free play time.
Bright colors, friendly game environment, merry tunes (unique for each game).
Including logic and problem solving games, memory and puzzle games, math and calculation games, creative games for play.
A moderated chat, which allows a kid to communicate with friends.
It is a pity that:
Although it's a perfect browser game for kids (or parents who want play with their children), if you over 15 years old, it's a drag for you.

For More Details: Driving Kids World MMO Launched

Top 4: Lands of Hope: The Afterlife

Lands of Hope is a persistent browser based online role playing game. It features a very comprehensive interface system that allows you to access game features through menus, there are hundreds of menus and over 800 screens that make up the game.

Why recommend it?

Playable in Internet Explorer, Opera (some versions), Netscape, Firefox or Safari.
The fourth expansion pack to Lands of Hope has been released in Jan.
The Afterlife expansion is set in a new realm called the Underworld and features new quests, powerful new relics and several amazing discoveries!
It is a pity that:
Simple Screens, a text-based game.
The graphic looks too dark,lack color.

For More Details: Lands of Hope New Expansion Announced

Top 3: UnforgivenWar

Operated by Nvnium Game Network, Unforgiven War is a text-based MMORPG that brings you to the front lines of deadly conflict and adventure.
The setting is global war, peace is hanging by a thread and your actions could prove the difference. You will enter the conflict as a new recruit and train to become the ultimate fighting weapon, choose the path of valor or criminal, gaining power and wealth through strategic battle decision making and moral dilemma missions.

Why we recommend it?

Large player base. In Jan, Nvinium Games, Inc. announced Unforgivenwar has received over 100,000 player registrations since the start of its?Beta Testing Phase.
Work on both the Facebook and MySpace Community Platforms
Free Gameplay. In UnforgivenWar, you are free to choose your own path. You can protect the weak, or exploit their weakness. Spend your money to help your friends, or horde it, they can take care of themselves.
It is a pity that:
The graphic looks too simple. text based game.
Fighting skills in game are lack innovation.
Very similar to existing browser games.

For More Details: UnforgivenWar Hits 100,000 Beta Players Milestone

Top 2: FusionFall

Majesco Entertainment Company, an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, and Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) announced that Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall for PC and Mac has shipped to retail outlets nationwide on Jan, 14th.
FusionFall is set within a re-imagined Cartoon Network universe where players must rally together to defend the world from an epic alien invasion

Why we recommend it?

Lively graphics.
Player takes control of a customized avatar to traverse the world.
Large playable environments, with travel facilitated by various warp points.
Unlike ordinary role-playing games, the player does not gain experience in the conventional sense. Instead, they gather a loose analog known as fusion matter (which has multiple purposes) through defeating enemies and completing missions, and upon collecting enough can perform a mission to raise their level.
It is a pity that:
Players who pay for a subscription have access to the full game
Need to download a Pack to play

For More Details: Cartoon Network Universes FusionFall is Open Now

Top 1: Muniz Online

Muniz Online is a community based online game developed by Acclaim. Muniz Online has found a sweet spot between online games and communities: the game combines the best of these two worlds, to provide a rich multimedia experience to teens.

Why we recommend it?

Free and do not require any downloading
The game is a MMO social hub with exciting features that include:
• Custom Avatars
• Pimp Out Your Pad
• Interactive Chat
• Mini-Games
• Social Networking
• Engaging Quests
• In-game Items
It is a pity that:
Gameplay is too simple and monotonous.
For the 13 to 17 year old teens.

For More Details: Acclaim Announces New Game Muniz Online