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When you take a look at how gaming has evolved, we now live in an age that doesn’t look recognizable to the yesterday of technology. Gone are those pesky 56K dial-up modems and dust ridden cartridges, yes, things are much different today. You now have the capability to play browser games that are more advanced than what was available back in the 1990s on a home console. This article takes a look at why web browser games are becoming more appealing. Let’s begin.
Home Console Market
Of course, the home console market is achieving fantastic sales, take one look at the PS4. What’s more, the smartphone market has certainly cemented itself as a huge market for gamers. It’s important not to forget that PC gaming is still huge too. Importantly, browser games often have wide compatibility, as there are able to detect which type of system you’re using. For example, if you are using a smartphone or tablet, then the game would either provide you with an app to download, or simply work specifically with your mobile browser. On the other hand, if you’re using a PC or laptop, the game would show accordingly.
Ads Make it Free
There are many aspects to playing through a web browser that are appealing. Generally, the price is free thanks to the allowance of advertising.
Whilst it’s important to remember that there are quite a number of restriction to browser based games, it’s the advantages that are keeping the positive trend. Easy accessibility is an area of importance, whether you’re in your office break or bored on a stormy night, a great game is only a click away. Massive Match.io is a fine example, which brings about the typical ingredients of such a game, these include colourful graphics, addictive gameplay and simple rules. I’m not sure about you; but this is one reason as to why I can end up spending far too much time clicking away. Popular .io games are currently attracting a wide audience.
We Expect it to Grow
Game developers are in a great position right now, and this is set to improve as visuals become better to achieve and internet connections become faster. Ultimately, the future for web games is huge and is expected to grow over the next ten years. As social media has established, the way in which we socialise is continuing to change and evolve. Certainly, gaming will play an ever closer part when it comes to the future of this human activity the majority of us extroverts and introverts alike take part in – whichever side of the scale you may be on.
It’s also possible that virtual reality might integrate with web-based games in the near future, opening a whole new window for developers to explore. Yet, we shouldn’t forget that it’s simplicity that has helped to make such games so popular. After all, they’re a far cry from the blockbuster video games often found on the PlayStation 4, Wii, XBOX One and PC. Nevertheless, web games and smartphone games fill a much needed gap not provided by the juggernaut titles.
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