Category Archives: Browser-Based
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 11:52 BST
Candy Crush Saga developer King is to ditch in-game adverts in favour of a more seamless, uninterrupted gaming experience, according to an internal email sent around the company.
Sat, Jun 08, 2013 | 21:16 BST
More than a decade on from its launch as one of the first browser-based MMOs, RuneScape is heading for big changes. Dave Owen checks in with the apparently immortal “Netflix of gaming” as it prepares to ditch Java.
Fri, Jun 07, 2013 | 10:07 BST
Chronoblade is the first game by NWay, a new studio formed by GTA creator Dave Jones, and former RealTime Worlds boss Tony Harman. It’s heading to OUYA, iOS, Android and browsers and a beta is on the way.
Wed, May 29, 2013 | 13:16 BST
What lies behind the cheerful gaze of the Lollipop Merchant? Not the subversive, critical commentary you might be looking for so much as a gentle reminder that games are supposed to be fun.
Mon, May 20, 2013 | 16:25 BST
Google Play apps have seen a 700% increase of internal purchases year-on-year, suggesting free-to-play is very much a hot ticket on the marketplace.
Mon, May 20, 2013 | 15:11 BST
Plants Vs Zombies: Adventures has launched on Facebook. PopCap’s new cultivation-em-up is playable right now.
Mon, May 20, 2013 | 10:50 BST
DJ Hero developer Freestyle Games is currently hiring for an IPTV producer to help the studio create projects for multiple formats, which may include browser and mobile.
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 03:35 BST
Depopulated social network Google+ is shuttering its games service.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 17:00 BST
Anno Online, Blue Byte’s free-to-play strategy sim, has gone into open beta for English speakers.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 07:15 BST
Fri, May 10, 2013 | 20:24 BST
Square Enix has announced that Hitman: Sniper Challenge, the pre-order incentive for Hitman: Absolution, and Gyromancer – the puzzle-RPG – are now available on its free-to-play platform, CoreOnline. The service now features six games available instantly in your browser, with more games to come. Users can play on the service free for 20 minutes per day, with advertisements included or purchase a subscription for $2.99 per month to get unlimited access to all games without advertising. Hit up the link for more information.
Fri, May 10, 2013 | 14:59 BST
Command & Conquer developer Victory Games has released a video diary called ‘Beyond the Battle’ that explores the history of the series, gameplay features in the new free-to-play game and other possibilities over the next few years.
Thu, May 09, 2013 | 02:37 BST
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 15:32 BST
UFO Online is now in open beta and you can get in on the tactical MMO browser battle, by protecting the Earth from extraterrestrials who are out to probe your special place.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 23:25 BST
Proving that the Unreal Engine can go anywhere, Epic has released a version of its gorgeous interactive tech demo Epic Citadel which runs in HTML5.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 06:32 BST
Just a little blip if you’re feeling at a loss for entertainment this afternoon: Candy Box is a strange and delightful little browser game doing the rounds on Twitter today. Evoking a feeling very similar to social game mechanics but with none of the advertising, friend nagging or general slimy feeling, it lets you save your game with a code word and rewards patient exploration. Try not to spoil it for everyone else.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 00:52 BST
Facebook gaming showed positive growth in the first quarter, but long term partner Zynga wasn’t a contributor to this success.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 | 03:44 BST
Here’s another piece of the spoils from the most recent Ludum Dare challenge, which asks designers to create games in just 48 hours. The Road comes courtesy of George Broussard of Duke Nukem and 3D Realms fame, and is a very minimalist platformer about the various challenges encountered in the course of a human lifetime – like drowning in a swimming pool or facing an alien invasion. It’s kind of neat. Don’t forget to check out Notch’s Drop, not a formal Ludum Dare game but created in the same spirit.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 | 02:15 BST
Check out Drop, a neat little browser-based game from Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 | 13:11 BST
UK retailer Game has launched the UK’s first dedicated free-to-play platform called – surprisingly – ‘Free 2 Play’. The hub has launched now and contains three games, with more on the way.