It’s really amazing how far browsers have come since I was a kid. I know I am going to date myself here, but I remember when I was younger using Netscape Navigator to update my geocities homepage. Yikes! The offerings are a bit more robust these days, and it shows. It blows my mind that you can actually play full featured games within the browser now. It doesn’t end there though!
One of the most popular (and revolutionary) game genre to come out in the last 15 years is the MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game). Usually they require you to download anywhere between 6-35 gigabits of data, plus you need a system strong enough to handle the graphic workload. Not everyone can handle that. That’s why I am excited for browser based MMORPGs. The technology for this is only a few years old, but it’s so exciting!
Since the MMORPG is browser based, there is no need to download anything. You just go to the homepage, login, and voila! It’s instant gratification. What’s even better, is that they are fantastically portable. Since there is no need to download anything, you can play them ANYWHERE. You could play at home…from your hotel room….from a library….or FROM WORK without having to do anything extra. Just login and play! Imagine being able to slip into a game for a few minutes on your lunch break at work allowing you to de-stress. How about slipping away at a boring family function to get a little gaming in? All of this is possible because of browser based MMORPGs. Now get in there and game!