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