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ActionScript for Multiplayer Games and Virtual Worlds by Jobe Makar

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Chapter 1. Web Game Landscape

QUITE SIMPLY, a web game is a game hosted on a website and played through a web browser. With tens of thousands of them on the Internet, one thing is clear: web-based games are tremendously popular. If you have so much as opened a web browser in the last ten years, then you have run across them. And if you are like most of us, you have found a few addictive gems and allowed them to chew up many hours.

Games are fun to play, and even more fun to create!

In this chapter, we briefly explore client-side technology choices, typical goals of web games, and how this all relates to multiplayer games.

Client-side Technology

Web-based games are created using a number of different platforms. The platform provides you with ...

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