browser based


As I’ve been having problems with my log in for the last few days (still unresolved?!), I’ve taken the time to reacquaint myself with 2 of my favorite Browser Based Games and thought I’d share them with you.

Each of these games is free to play, and do not require any downloads to you computer. All you need is you internet connection and a browser.

The first up is one of the many football (soccer) management games available online.

http://www.xperteleven.com/

xperteleven.com screenshot

While I have signed up with a number of these football management games I’ve found xperteleven to be the only one I would recommend mainly due to it’s simple text based interface, low system requirements and non-obtrusive advertising.

While there is a paid option for this service, it really only provides extra stats and for most users the free service provides plenty of information to help your team/s on the road to success.

If you have never played a football management game before I think this is one would be a good place to start. You could jump right in and add your name to one of the public competitions available to all members (with over 1,000 clubs per league) or start you own, inviting a few friends to join in the fun

http://www.ogame.org/

The second of the games is ogame.

ogame is another text based game and it is best described as an empire building simulation, set in a massive galactic setting where you are competing against 1000’s of other players.

ogame.org screenshot

The beauty of this game for me is that you are actually competing with other players (I’ve been attacked / raided several times) and that the interface is very easy to understand – which leaves you free to plan your next move. Be it building more ships for your next raid, strengthening your planetary defenses or bulking up your mine production.

Like xperteleven, ogame does have a paid service option…however, until such time as you are truly competitive in your galaxy (which could take a many months of work) it’s probably not something you need to consider for some time.

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Some amazing news today from Ubisoft with the announcement of an online ‘browser based’ version of ‘Heroes of Might and Magic’ to be released in 2008.

From their press release…

Ubisoft To Launch Web-Based Video Game In The Heroes Of Might And Magic® Universe

Heroes of Might and Magic® Kingdoms to Hit the Web in Spring 08

LONDON, UK -13th December, 2007 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced that Heroes of Might and Magic® Kingdoms , a new Web-based game in the critically-acclaimed Heroes of Might and Magic series is being developed for a Spring 2008 worldwide launch.

Heroes of Might and Magic Kingdoms is a strategy game set in a persistent version of the heroic-fantasy world of Heroes of Might and Magic. Thousands of players will be able to rule their virtual kingdoms, lead gigantic armies against each other, master the trades or create legendary heroes. The game requires no download or installation, only an Internet connection. In addition, players can play at their own pace; from 10 minutes to multiple-hour sessions.

“This is a new type of game for Ubisoft, one that allows you to jump into a rich and complex universe just with your Web browser,” said Serge Hascoët, Chief Creative Officer. “Heroes of Might and Magic Kingdoms will open a wide door to the Might and Magic universe, allowing players to immerse themselves within it unlike ever before.”

An exclusive key for the beta test is hidden in the Heroes of Might and Magic Complete Edition that releases today, you can also register on http://www.hommkingdoms.com.

For a preview (and as per the above release, to register) head on over to www.hommkingdoms.com.

This is definitely something I’ll be looking forward to on the gaming front moving into 2008.