Over the past couple of years, multiplayer browser games have changed the gaming landscape drastically. Every day, millions of people are online and play either with or against each other. Free browser games have conquered kid’s bedrooms, offices and smartphone screens. Chances are that this trend will most definitely remain strong in the future. Even though we live in an uncertain world, the rise of multiplayer browser-based games seems unstoppable. Where did the fascination with browser games come from? Why is playing browser games online so special? And what do you need to know if you’re playing on the world wide web?


In your browser, with a gaming client or an app? With other players or by yourself? Only you decide!


There are several ways of playing browser games online. You can find multiplayer browser games, games for downloading or mobile apps for your phone. What all these games have in common is that you need a stable internet connection for playing them without any limitations. If there is no connection to the world wide web, it’s pretty difficult to reach out to other players. The fascinating part about playing browser games online is that you can interact with people from all around the globe. No matter how far away they live, you can still play the same game (playing with your friend that lives next door or your coworker is totally possibly as well!). Together, you can go hunting or solve tricky riddles. Many free browser games create a lasting, virtual world that keeps on existing while you are offline. Have you always wanted to be the ultimate hero in an MMORPG, successfully manage a farm or be the winner of a suspenseful gun battle in an e-sport shooter game? The amount of online multiplayer browser games is growing every day.


Features of multiplayer games playable in your browser:


  • You need a stable internet connection
  • Playable in internet browser or through a client/mobile app
  • Many genres and payment models (keyword free-to-play)


The changing world of online browser-based games


There has been a lot of movement within the online gaming industry. Online games started out as text-based adventure games that derived their inspiration from board games. With an increase of performance-enhanced computers and better internet connections in the 90s, more complex games emerged. While online games used to be based on subscription models, nowadays, there are plenty of free browser games that can be found online or in any app store.  Oftentimes, these games are labeled as “free-to-play” but aren’t always 100% free. Another interesting fact is that successful and popular game concepts are often copied by game developers who are hoping to get a share of the winning pie. That is why you will find games that are very similar to the most popular and more often played multiplayer browser games or mobile apps. These similarities can apply to the game concept or game setting, for instance.