Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monthly Roundup: New Browser Games in March
Monthly Roundup: New Browser Games in March
There are lots of free and casual browser games launched during March. We carefully selected 4 games among them for you. Read it and see whether it is precisely the same with that in your mind or not.
Top 4: Wauies
On March 20th, German browser game producers upjers.com released their pet simulation wauies to the English-speaking audience.
What is Wauies?
Wauies comes with a free license to cuddle for all browsergame fans: Adopt your own cute little puppy, raise and train it.
When registering, you are faced with the difficult task of deciding between three cute puppies: A Golden Retriever, an Australian Shepherd or a mongrel. After having adopted your new four-legged family member, it's up to you to raise and train it. Take a trip downtown to buy some toys for your dog’s entertainment. A stick, a brush, a leash to take your Wauie out walking – there's lots to choose from and you may easily find yourself with full shopping-bags and an empty purse at the end of your shopping spree.
What to do first – Pet or brush your wauie, take it for a walk or play Go Fetch? That doesn't matter; your wauie enjoys being petted as much as being taken out for a walk. Thanks to state-of-the art flash technology, you will even be able to pet, brush and exercise your dog by yourself! And your puppy will thank you for all the attention by showering you with heart-points. These are important, for the more the Wauie enjoys being around its mistress or master, the easier it will be to train it.
So if you want your wauie to succeed at the local dog competition and be awarded prize money and points by the jury, make sure to always stay on its good side. But honestly, who wouldn't love to take care of such a cute puppy?
For more: New Cuddly Browser Game Wauies Announced
Top 3: Ultimate Soccer Boss
MMOABC, a leading massively-multiplayer online (MMO) portal, is proud to announce the start of open beta testing for Ultimate Soccer Boss on March 23rd. Ultimate Soccer Boss (USB) is the first ever free-to-play soccer manager browser game powered by Digenetics' patented adaptive evolutionary learning technology which allows players' skills to evolve. Unlike other sports manager games, Ultimate Soccer Boss will feature players that actually evolve their skills over time based on variables such as numbers of plays, training matches, and overall management of the club, thus resulting in a truly unique game play.
Ultimate Soccer Boss updates include updated sign up process, improved feedback system, shop upgrades, social networking improvements, hall of fame feature, and refinement of match highlights. Open beta allows the development team to better observe overall game play, perform system stress tests, and ultimately perfect the Ultimate Soccer Boss experience.
For more: Ultimate Soccer Boss Enters Open Beta
Top 2: Nine Crimes
Nine Crimes is a free browser-based gang crime RPG provided by NineCrimes.net. Some of the features of our Free Browser Based Gang Crime RPG include:
Gangs, Gang Crime & Gang Fights
Start out by creating your own gang or joining an existing Nine Crimes Gang. Being in a gang can provide an edge during crime attempts as well as great protection from unwarranted attacks (especially if your gang has alliances with other gangs), but can also put you in the crossfire during Gang Wars or Rivalries. Being the focal point of the Nine Crimes Gang Crime RPG, the gang you represent can pave or tarnish your path to ultimate domination.
Player vs Player Gambling
Try your luck and roll some dice on the bets tables with other Nine Crimes players! Gambling is not required, but rather is one of many fun and rewarding community driven mini-game for those who wish to participate. If gambling isn't your preference, try pulling off a few couple crimes or mugging a rival gang member for some cash and experience, instead!
For more: Nine Crimes: Crime RPG Announced
Top 1: Earth Eternal
Earth Eternal is an original fantasy MMO, which has Beasts rather than Man as its core. They have recently launched a new website, a Debut trailer and a number of new screenshots.
Some of the Earth Eternals key features include:
It is entirely free-to-play and features optional downloadable content.
Uses a 3D client which runs in a browser and loads while playing.
Incorporates a large handcrafted world which is based on a mythical Earth.
Utilizes classical, simple, and effective combat based on established MMO’s.
Built for small tight knit groups, bypassing large hassle causing raids.
Content is designed for all player types; casual, hardcore, young and old.
Creatures are familiar and strange and the decision to help or harm will be left to players.
Customizable “Groves” which users can design as they desire.
Multi-Class system that allows players to combine abilities as they advance.
Deep lore based universe that is engaging.
For more: Earth Eternal Debut Trailer and New Screens
发贴者 Browser Based Game Dictionary 时间： 2:34 AM
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Recommended Newest Browser Games in February
With more and more players focus on free browser games, more and more online game developer begin to develop browser games to expand their business lines. In February, more than ten browser games were launched. Below is a list of absorbing browser games, some are really worth to have a look and try.
Top 5: PinkBall
Official website: http://www.pinkball.org
Do you want to be able to make live tactical changes during matches? Do you want to play matches more than once a week? Yes? Then you've come to the right place! PinkBall is a online football manager game where you lead your own team to success:
100% free to play (and always will be!)
Create, train and manage your own team from scratch.
Don't just watch your matches, make live tactical changes!
Enter both league and cup competitons.
Join in with the friendly PinkBall community.
Over 75 countries to compete against!
On 7th March, the game has been successfully updated to season 2, Signing up only takes a minute! We hope you'll give it a try!
Top 4: Utopia Sequel: Utopia Kingdoms
Official website: www.utopiakingdoms.com
Jolt Online Gaming, one of the leading browser game publishers in the US and UK, has announced the imminent launch of the sequel, Utopia Kingdoms, a completely new browser game experience based on the same universe.
Utopia Kingdoms is a game of growth, war, conquest, and ultimately glory. In Utopia Kingdoms you are positioned as a leader of your race, forging a path for yourself within the world. You initially have control of a single settlement, which you must nurture and grow in order to compete with other players. You can produce and protect your resources with specific types of buildings, and as you grow in wealth, more build options become available to you.
Players may trade resources between themselves, forge ties individually with other players, or group together and create formal alliances within the game - with their own internal forum system, and political treaties and stances.
Your army is composed of a number of different division types - Infantry, Cavalry, Archers, and Wizards - and will be small at first, but can be upgraded as you progress. Different buildings allow you to research upgrades for your army, new units, or defences for your settlement. You can also train your hero (you) in particular skills that may help you in battle.
You may spy on other players, and gather information on their resources, armies, and buildings, to calculate with more accuracy the outcome of any war. To attack another province you arrange your army’s formation and calculate their numbers, then send your troops to war. In Utopia Kingdoms, with skill, it is possible to conquer and control more than one settlement, which you may add to your province.
For more information: Utopia Sequel: Utopia Kingdoms Announced
Top 3: Street Racers
Official website: http://www.street-racer.net/
Are you ready to race? Can you beat all racers and become the best Street Racer? Street Racers is a multiplayer game based on web technology. As the game is played via the World Wide Web, a local software installation is not required. As part of the game, users are given the opportunity to communicate via forums, an e-mail system, a chat and/or other communication systems within Street Racers.
The operator expressly retains the right to alter or supplement parts of the game, the rules, data (e.g. hero classes, skills or objects) or the entire offer without prior notice. These alterations serve to maintain the excitement of the game and are an essential element of the game's concept.
For more information: Street Racers is Launching Now!
Top 2: War of the Realm
Official website: http://www.waroftherealm.com
War of the Realm is an online, multiplayer, strategy board game! It is FREE to play, requires no downloads, no flash, and no browser plugins of any kind. Compete with others around the world in a game that takes diplomacy, might and calculated risks to conquer the Realm.
Compete with others around the world in a fight to control the board's castles, fortresses and other resources to aid you in your goal of conquest. Build your armies, lead them into battle against opposing forces, lay siege to their castles and destroy the enemy.
For more information: War of the Realm Public Launch
Top 1: QUAKE LIVE
Developer(s): id Software
Engine: id Tech 3
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows;Mac OS X and Linux in development
Genre(s): First-person shooter
The official website of Quake Live has a spash image saying that the open beta test for this free web-based game based on Quake III Arena started on February 24.
A 100% free arena shooter created and supported by 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
What is QUAKE LIVE?
Originally dubbed "QUAKE Zero" when we announced the project at QuakeCon 2007, QUAKE LIVE will be a freely available, updated version of QUAKE III Arena that you access and play through your web browser.
As a beta tester, we are asking you to help us test the game delivery mechanism and core game technology, and to provide feedback on gameplay and game levels. The servers are always available, but you are encouraged to join us for our regular focus tests and special events (you will receive email notifications).
Please note that QUAKE LIVE is a work in progress and your experience as a beta tester does not reflect the final set of functionality that will be available. We encourage you to post comments, issues, suggestions and other feedback to the QUAKE LIVE forums. As a beta tester you are asked to keep your personal key, login information, account information, and all other information related to your participation in this program private and confidential.
For more infomation: id Software Opens Beta for QUAKE LIVE
发贴者 Browser Based Game Dictionary 时间： 11:11 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Tips On Choosing Browser Games
Here I will discuss several tips that will help you choose a Game that suites you best or at least get you pointed in the right direction whether it be online or via a system.
Step 1: You must have a basic understanding of the different genre's so let's take a look.
Fist Person Shooter - First person shooters, commonly known as FPS games, demand a moderate-level of concentration while playing. These games can be easily played by both hardcore and casual gamers, and are a popular type of game.
FPS games nearly always feature only a first-person perspective. Usually these types of games use projectile weapons, namely guns, however some have been known to use swords, knives, and bows in their gameplay.
Role Playing Games(RPG'S) -Technically, all games are roleplaying games(RPGs), which require you to play a role, however most games deemed as 'true' roleplaying games contain a system of levels and statistics, as well as missions in the form of quests. These games require a moderate to high level of concentration while playing, and are designed for hardcore gamers.
These games can feature either first-person or third-person perspective, and many times contain a system of fighting, usually along with a wide array of weapons, a variety of tasks or quests to complete to advance in the storyline, the ability to meet allies, and/or the ability to conjure spells in their gameplay. (My favorite type of game, hehe)
Platformers - Many platforming games are old and considered classics. However, there are newer platforming games out in stores, so if you want a taste of the old times or you want to walk right into the action, platforming games are for you. Generally played by casual gamers, it isn't hard to be a hardcore gamer playing platforming games.
Platforming games can be either 2D or 3D and are generally packed with action/adventure. Platforming games are most commonly the former, and feature a side scrolling view. These games commonly include enemies with jumping as the main attack to defeat them, as well as bosses similar to the enemies.
Puzzle - Puzzles were made way back when they didn't have video games. Puzzle games keep these creations 'alive', in a sense. These games usually focus on one main puzzle, although there are some out there that focus on many different puzzle types, or many similar puzzles. Some brain training games also include puzzles.
Puzzle games are usually 2D, and are usually played by the casual gamer. Puzzles have also been incoporated into many other genres of games, and playing puzzle games can help you become better at other types of games.
Online Games - Online games are a dime a dozen. Many of them are 2D, although you can find some that are 3D. There are many sites which house popular online games, two of which being Online games can be very addicting, and are many times used as a stress reliever.
Online gamers are usually casual, although some are hardcore. Many online games appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers due to the fact that many fangames can be found online, which appeal to the casual gamer more than the actual games do.
Massivly - multiplayer online games are usually refered to as MMOGs. MMOGs are very popular, and always include some sort of multiplayer interaction. MMOGs can either be text-based or graphical, with most of the graphical MMOGs being 3D.
MMORPG's - Massivly-multiplayer online games can be multiplayer versions of many game types, such as first-person shooters(MMOFPS) and roleplaying games(MMORPG). Depending on the type of multiplayer game you choose, it can be harder or easier to play as simply a casual gamer.
Now that you have a general idea of the different types of genre's let's move on.
Step: 2 Now you're ready to actually choose your game that best suites you. We'll discuss 5 ways that will help you to do so.
1. The first thing you need, is to determinate what scenario you want to simulate? In the market there are cool games for simulate cities, racing, fighting, business, strategy, shooting, and much more. Associate your preferences with your hobbies, for example, if you like cars then you can choose racing.
2. When you have chosen the scenario to simulate, the next step is to find the title of the game that simulate what you want. To do this only you need to go to a web browser like, Yahoo, Google, MSN, etc and browse for your game. Example: if you choose cars for simulate you can type in your favorite browser words like: "simulation games cars", "car racing games". To choose the words to put in the browser(in this case cars or racing) and the word "game" or "games" to specify your search and have good results.
3. When you have searched some game titles, you now can make searches looking specifically for the title of the game that you want. This will help you to find some useful information about the gameplay of the game, the difficulty, the graphics, and other useful information. For example: if you searched for cars or racing you found some titles like: "Midnight Club" or "Need for Speed".
4. At this time, if you followed this previous steps, now you have some information about the games that is relative to the things that you want to simulate.
Now is time to select the best game for you. Follow these useful tips:
- Select the grade of difficulty do you want to play, this is so important because if you are a newbie in that game and the game that you want its a sequel (or a expansion pack) of a previous one, yo will probably buy the first one and later the sequel. Another thing, is to check the rating of the game to ensure that it's suited for your age.
- Select what do you prefer: graphics, gameplay or both, this is important to choose the right game because some games have a great gameplay but have archaic graphics. If you are only looking for challenges you probably like this ones. On the other hand some games have a lot of cool graphics and amazing scenarios but the gameplay its so boring or not too challenging. If you look, like me, for games that include amazing graphics and a challenging gameplay you need to read and search a lot but this search will give you excellent results and fantastic game experience.
- Another important thing that you need to think about is the system requirements of your selected game(s) because you won't buy a game that crash your computer or not run properly in your PC. You can solve this by comparing the system requirements of the game with your system hardware and software. I recommend that you have a 30% more of the minimal requirements of the game to have a good performance of the game, and don´t run slow.
-To get more confidence for your selected game, read articles of the game, opinions for gameplayers, forums or blogs, or other sources that can help you to know the experience playing this game, the difficulty, etc. You can see the charts and the top games list, because if your game is well ranked on that lists, its almost 100% of satisfaction guaranteed. =D
- Some people think that another important fact in the selection of the game, is the money. Just because the game cost the most doesn't necessarily mean that it's the best. The cheaper or free games can be just as good if not better than the ones that cost or more or require installation or download.
5.The final step is go to buy your selected game! if you followed all the previously tips and steps you will have a preferred game that you want to buy. You can purchase it at the official game shop or in a supermarket or download/install it wherever it's available.
That's all that I can think of as of right now. I hope this helps you to choose games better. =)
发贴者 Browser Based Game Dictionary 时间： 11:56 PM