Browser-based game

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

A browser-based game is a computer game played using a web browser over the Internet. It is usually written in browser-based language such as JavaScript, HTML5 or PHP. These games may utilize additional languages for backend processing or browser plug-ins, like Flash, Java, and Silverlight. WebGL can enable graphics acceleration hardware.

Browser games are less graphically intensive and thus have lower system requirements because they are designed to be played on a wider range of systems and devices. There are thousands of browser games available today, including new games and classic games re-made as browser games. Pac-Man is an example of a classic game and now available as a browser game. Runescape is a popular MMORPG browser game written in Java.

Flash, Game terms, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, Silverlight