Category Archives: Browser-Based
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 14:30 BST
The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society are all facing the chop, developer and publisher EA has confirmed. The company intends to close down all three games due to slumping player activity.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 10:12 BST
Black Crown is the first free-to-play game to be published by book publisher Random House. Developed by Failbetter, the game is a piece of interactive fiction and should be of interest to adventure game fans.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 13:36 BST
Tekken Card Tournament developer Namco Bandai has shifted over a million downloads of the free turn-based brawler since it launched last week. The game is out now for browsers, as well as Android and iOS devices.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 08:45 BST
Candy Crush Saga developer King has expanded its board with the arrival of tech venture capitalist Robert Cohn. The company is experiencing a heavy dose of boom-time lately.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 08:21 BST
Tekken Card Tournament is the new fighting game from Namco. It sees players collecting up to 191 cards and then using them to apply fists to face, feet to groins – and if you’re Kuma – arse to mouth. It’s out now on various devices and browsers.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 19:51 BST
GameStop has acknowledged that mobile and online gaming are a threat to its business, and it plans on taking steps in order to compete and jump on the bandwagon.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 12:23 GMT
Firefox developer Mozilla and Epic Games have partnered up to bring Unreal Engine 3 to browsers.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 11:22 GMT
Big Fish Games is a social and indie PC developer that I admittedly hadn’t heard of until today, nor do I recognise any of its titles. Regardless, it made $220 million last year alone, and has surpassed $2 billion lifetime downloads. Next round is on them right?
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 | 20:37 GMT
Warner Bros. Interactive has announced the formation of a new San Francisco studio which will developer free-to-play mobile and browser games. It will be headed up by the firm’s current SVP of digital, Greg Ballard. The studio will also be in charge of publishing the titles as well as other titles made by Warner’s studios.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 18:38 GMT
The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age for web browsers has launched on Facebook and other web-based platforms. The free-to-play tactical combat game inspired by The Hobbit film challenges players to take up arms alongside select characters such as Bilbo, Thorin, Radagast and more . Players will lead and army of Elves, Dwarves or Orcs in tactical combat as they “band together with thousands of other players to join powerful alliances and wage an epic war online.” In addition to Facebook, the game is available on Kabam.com and the Google Chrome Store. The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age was announced last fall and was developed by Kabam and published by Warner.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 22:23 GMT
Here’s the first gameplay footage of Ubisoft’s free-to-play, browser-based, persistant world strategy effort, Might & Magic Heroes Online.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 12:47 GMT
Don’t Starve is the charming but brutal sandbox survival game from Klei Entertainment. VG247′s Dave Cook speaks with Jamie Cheng to find out why it was a happy accident for the studio.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 00:25 GMT
Dragon Age: Legends developer BioWare San Francisco has been closed, with all jobs lost, according to reports citing anonymous sources.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 17:18 GMT
Kartuga, the browser based free-to-play pirate ship game (yeah, that’s a mouthful), will be in open beta very soon. VG247 gained exclusive capture of the game, which you can revel in after the break.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 02:51 GMT
Jagex will opened its promised Old School Runescape servers on Friday after 450,000 players voted to get an old 2007 build up and running. Thanks to the outpouring of support, the server will be free to all members for six months, and Jagex will hold regular polls to determine how the it should be administered and developed. Runescape was given a major overhaul shortly after this build was stored away; check out the free-to-play MMO as it once was here.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 04:47 GMT
Jagex has confirmed plans to launch a 2007-era build server for browser-based MMO RuneScape. In an announcement post, the publisher said voting slowed after 100,000 signatures, and it’s still not sure whether the server will be free or premium. Vote in the poll, if you fancy a bit of old school gaming.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 08:57 GMT
Forge Of Empires developer InnoGames has expanded into Brazil, in a move to capitalise on the growth of the Brazilian games market.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | 04:30 GMT
Jagex has dug up a perfect build of Runescape dating back to 2007. As a result, the developer is considering launching an “old school” server devoted to the outdated version, allowing players to relieve their nostalgia-riddled memories. Since maintaining the older build would be a lot of work., Jagex has promise to hire a new, dedicated team to manage it – if the community demonstrates enough support. Voilà: a voting portal will open on February 15. More information is available on the MMO’s blog.
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 | 15:56 GMT
Habbo Hotel owner Sulake has been purchased by Finnish telecommunications company Elisa for an undisclosed sum.
Tue, Feb 05, 2013 | 07:24 GMT
After a lengthy closed beta, Team 17′s classic turn-based strategy game Worms is now freely available on Facebook. In case you’ve somehow never played it, this is the perfect chance to go hands-on with the lighthearted battler, which has been the heart and violent end of many a gaming friendship. Screens and trailer through the break.