Internet has become a huge hit everywhere and it now has something or the other to with our lives. Interesting isn’t it? How the world has changed from outdoor games to video games and now to online games. Well, these games are not a big thing anymore because if you take a statistics model, more than 40 % of people are crazy over the various online games available in the internet. It is the new level of entertainment and the new pass time and all you need to enjoy it is an internet connection.
I would put the game as a technology all together rather than calling it a genre. It has to be seen that there is some network through which it can be played in the computer and the basic network is definitely the internet. The thrill of the game builds up when there is a multi-player option and you are competing with a person whom you have just met over the internet who is now your competitor. There are single player games as well. There are several many sites that offer A-Z lists of online games to choose from. And the list just increases day by day with more games being developed around the world.
The range of online games can easily be categorized from basic text games to complicated graphics including the virtual world and several players playing at the same time in the same platform. Developing of java and flash enabled to use streaming videos and games in the internet. This is one of the major reasons that led to the expansion of online games. The games are divided in to several basic types into educational, strategic games and there are even some games which incorporate everything that people used to play in the “then” life into virtual graphics. That is not all.
Games can also be adventurous and it gives the feeling that we are actually doing and experiencing what we are playing. There was this concept of gaming called MUDs which is multi user real time virtual worlds. Now the new style of gaming which has become so popular since the broadband came into being is the MMOGs which expanded to massively multi-player online games. This enabled 1000s of players to play at the same time in the same game. There are several many types MMOG like role playing, real time strategy and first person shooter games and so on and so forth.