MMO games and the technology behind them
Playing games online is easy most of the time and does not require any technological knowledge, there are even online games who are free, you just need to register on the browser and there you go, you can choose any game that the browser offers and enjoy your free time.
There are some games who do require some strategic abilities and thinking such as Sparta: War of Empires by Plarium. The game backdrop is in fifth century B.C, Greece. Players will take part in the war against Xerxes and the Persian Empire. Your aim is to guide the city to become a core place of resource and wealth. While playing, you will need to command an army and protect the city from the Persians. Basically, the game is a test of your management skills of the three main resourses: bronze, grain and timber. These allow you to increases productivity to construct farms and forges to support the city. This game depicts an image of Ancient Greece that is completely out of control. Under threat from Xerxes and his vast, Persian Empire, the game begins as entire cities crumble beneath the weight of his power and cruel intent. Your role is that of a fierce and fearless hero, who is not afraid to confront Xerxes and must battle, strategize and negotiate his way to success.
So far, so good. But have you ever thought about what is takes to develop such a game, all the technology and graphics that are deployed into it?
Sparta: War of Empires is a browser-based strategy game in which Plarium has combined the latest online gaming technology together with simple but very creative ideas, which include MMO game strategies, animation of 3D battles, and a wide range of new features that combine GDR with tactical MMORPG and MMORTS.
Great, right! But what does it mean really?
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are a combination of role-playing video games and massively multiplayer online games, this means that a very large number of players, sometimes even millions, interact with one another from different parts of the world. All gamers are connected with each other through the browser. That is quite thought provoking if you take a moment to think about it.
RPG means that you take on a role as a character, either one that takes place in a combination fictional / historical background like in Sparta: War of Empires, Stormfall: Age of War and Soldiers Inc, or in a fantasy world like in Nords: Heroes of the Nord or Pirates: Tides of Fortune. The gamer takes control over the character’s actions. The game world continues to evolve even while the player is offline and away from his PC.
It is of not surprising then to realize why MMORPGs are played throughout the world and with great success. Worldwide revenues for MMORPGs in 2013 and 2014 and a forecast until 2017 source predicts that the PC/MMO online games market will reach 30.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2017, accounting for 31 percent of total global games market revenues!
MMORTS means massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game; it mixes the genres of real-time strategy and massively multiplayer online games in the form of web browser-based games such as the games of Plarium catalogue, in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.
All of this is combined with GDR: grinding. This is a term used in video gaming to describe the process of engaging in repetitive tasks. The most common usage is in the context of MMORPG’s like Sparta: War of Empires, Stormfall: Age of War, or Nordes: Heroes of the Nord and many others. In these games it is often necessary for a character to repeatedly kill his enemies, using basically the same strategy over and over again to advance their character level to be able to access newer content.
So now that we have cleared how much technology and graphics HD are involved in these games, let’s not forget the creative aspect that made these games, more importantly let’s connect to the fun part of it all. If you are looking to kill some time with some new games for free, Plarium browser-games is just the place for you.