An old video about browser MMORPGs. Actually, I still play Runescape. Go figure!
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I’ve been going crazy over this new (for me anyway) Facebook game, Maplestory Adentures. I just cannot get over how incredibly, delightfully cute everything is. All those cute little baby characters with their big eyes and cute widdle swords, it makes me wanna go “awwww” all the time. Playing it is dead easy, just log in to your Facebook account, go to the Maplestory Adventures page and start playing. There is even a short tutorial that teaches you the basics.
You log in, create a cute little anime-style super-deformed character, equip it with some tiny adorable clothes and then slaughter some 2D “monsters” whose cute artwork looks like it is straight out of a child’s storybook.
I basically just play it all day long because its great fun.
You just have to love Club Penguin. It has it all: colorful graphics, quirky and fun games, lots of players, no download needed (you can play it on your browser) and, best of all, it’s free to play. Free to play games like Club Penguin are incredibly popular and entertaining. Best of all, I can play it with the kids in the family and spend some time together having fun in a less passive way than watching cartoons on TV.
Actually, I think I’ve talked about this before in an earlier blog post but today I was feeling a bit down because I read a book with a tragic ending. The cure for the emotional slump? You guessed it: colorful and free online games. It never fails, you know?
There you go, a nice video. Enjoy!
So which games are breaking records for having the most number of players registered or online? Well, Habbo Hotel for one! Habbo Hotel is the world’s largest teen virtual community and social game, with more than 200 million registrations. Sooo many players means lots and lots of fun!
Habbo Hotel is a game like the Sims where you control a virtual person in the game. It’s sort of a cross between a life sim and a role playing game. Since it’s online, a large part of it is all about social interaction like chatting and playing the game with other people.
It sound simple but the figure “200 million” really speaks for itself. Click here to play Habbo Hotel now.
Each individual registration equals one virtual character called a “Habbo.” The 200 millionth Habbo was created during the first week of January in Habbo.com in the US.
Habbo Hotel was founded in 2000. Since then, it has expanded worldwide, and currently has users from more than 150 countries globally.
Its 10th anniversary was celebrated in 2010. It was also the site’s most successful year, as 42 million registered characters logged in, representing one-fifth of the total Habbos ever created. These characters spent over 400 million hours enjoying the social game and community over the entire year.
The top free browser MMORPG game Battlestar Galactica Online really puts the “massive” number of players in other games to shame.
Bigpoint, makers of Battlestar Galactica Online has announced that the popular free MMORPG no download game has passed one million registered players in just six weeks, becoming the company’s most successful launch since its founding in 2002. Based on the internationally popular Syfy television series produced by Universal Cable Productions, Battlestar Galactica Online is a free-to-play, browser-based space combat MMOG that combines high-quality, 3D graphics with intense gameplay.
“There is always a risk when you translate a well-known IP into another medium,” said Heiko Hubertz, CEO and founder, Bigpoint. “We built what we believed was a recipe for success; a fantastic gaming experience inspired by an iconic show, with the added benefit of being a free-to-play title. We are grateful to the fans for their support and interest in this game, and pledge to continue to improve and optimize the game.”
Through 2011, Bigpoint expects the number of players in Battlestar Galactica Online to continue to grow as it ramps up its international marketing and partner activities. Unlike most online game companies, Bigpoint leverages a vast, global network of over 1000 distribution partners who publish games on their portals. Moreover, Bigpoint localizes its games into 25+ languages and incorporates over 150 payment solutions, which helps it attract players more than 250,000 new players every day.
Anime lovers and gamers have a new treat for them in store this summer. Pockie Ninja was just released and has a ton of events this June 2011.
Pockie Ninja is a free-to-play browser-based brawler MMO incorporating some of the best known characters and special abilities from the fan favourite Bleach and Naruto series – including Naruto Uzumaki. Pockie Ninja has amassed over 3 million registrations during it’s beta period alone!
Pockie Ninja offers a deep item synthesising system, allowing any two items to be combined into often surprising results, and a robust choice of customisable outfits that each offer special abilities and stat boosts. Pockie Ninja also does away with the usually rigid class system found in modern day MMO’s, instead allowing players to freely change their class and “school of ninja” whenever they choose, resulting in a unique experience for every character.
Until quite recently, games like Runescape were very hard to find. However, in 2011 there are now quite a few free browser games like Runescape. These games require no download and you don’t have to install anything. Basically, you can play these games on your browser right away for free! Click here for the complete list of the Best Free Games Like Runescape 2011.
What makes these games similar to Runescape?
1.) They are all online games. You can’t play them if you are not connected to the internet. You also cannot download or install any of these games and then play it offline.
2.) These games are all multiplayer and have a large number of people playing them at all times.
3.) They are set in online worlds where you take on a specific role like a warrior, magician, business tycoon, starship captain, etc.
4.) The games have player vs player content and competitive ranking.
5.) There is also a lot of player vs environment content. This refers to things like killing monsters and bosses.
6.) They are all free to play forever, without a limited trial period.
7.) The social part of the game is also very important. You can’t finish and win these games like you would in a console game because there is no set goal. The player simply sets his own goals and plays with others to achieve them.
These seven qualities are what makes a game like Runescape. of course, these games are not exactly like RS. If you want that, then you may want to just play RS.
RS is a very old and established game that has a lot of players. Millions enjoy the game today and no doubt millions more will do so in the future. Although everyday more people join and play the game – everyday people also quit RS and look for other, better free browser games like Runescape.
Most of the time you will just be given a short description of the game, not a long, five page review. Why?
Since you can start playing these games instantly there is no point in wasting time reading about it for ten minutes when you could just spend that time playing the actual game.
Even with the most detailed review you cannot be sure that you will like the game unless you play it yourself. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to do that when the games are free and require no download. Just click on the link, create an account and you can start playing immediately.
It’s worth noting that not too long ago, Runescape was the only game of its kind around. Probably because of its success, other game developers have been quick to imitate its free play model. This means that there are a lot of new browser games to choose from in 2011, so what are you waiting for? Try it now! Click here for more information about the Best Free to Play Browser Games 2011.