Online gaming has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years, in people of all age groups. Being no longer confined to portable devices or gaming consoles, they’ve enjoyed a huge audience over the last few years. These days, all that one needs to get going is a working internet connection and a flash or HTML5 capable internet browser on their personal computers; and now that big names in the gaming industry have shown interest in the development of this particular mode of gaming, the interest continues to be on the rise.
Whether you are a female or a male looking for titles suited to your taste, whether you’re parents of an eight-year-old searching for titles suitable for your kids or teenagers seeking action and sports game, everyone’s needs have been catered. There are enough titles in their databases to last you a full lifetime, and your entertainment is well covered for all ages. There are online gaming portals like MindJolt that have so much for you to choose from that you can hardly ever browse through the entire portal. Other popular gaming platforms and agencies offer games online absolutely free of cost. This is what attracts the masses to basic online gaming, besides the more sophisticated, paid online gaming experience that many portals offer.
Coming to kids, there are websites that cater to the needs of young minds, seeking to train them to enter the next phase of their life. Websites like CartoonNetwork[dot]com, TVO[dot]Kids[dot]com and others offer free kids games belonging to almost every genre that one can think of. Some examples of these genres include action, sports, adventure, racing, health, drawing, fashion designing, music, art and craft, mathematics, puzzles, general knowledge quizzes and more. You name your genre, and you’ll find more titles than you can possibly give a try to. Famous titles like Asteroids, Donkey Kong, Mario, Pac-man and the more recent Angry Birds have now been made available online for young children to play during their free time. All of them sport more sophisticated, flash-based graphics that prove to be very engaging for children. The DVD days are now behind casual gamers, thanks to the introduction of online gaming.
One of the reasons that flash-based games have provided audiences great entertainment from the comfort of their homes, without them having to install complex software, is that flash enables developers to create a simple, easy-to-understand interface while providing near-console gaming experience online, free of cost. Super Mario Brothers, Tetris, Street Fighter and Sonic-The Hedgehog are all available to play, with options to use both the mouse and the keyboard for gaming. Despite being designed by small-scale developers, they enjoy a huge fan following, being easily available and very entertaining. Kids of both genders and ages have been enjoying such games for the last few years.
Lastly, a genre that was largely untapped in the previous decade has seen rapid development in the twenty-first century. Games for females, that were still quite limited a few years ago, have seen a rise in their popularity as more and more young girls gain access to technology and the awareness to handle it without much guidance. Titles like Littlest Pet Shop, Cooking Mama, Super Smash Bros and others have been designed specifically with the female audiences in mind, and therefore enjoy great following in their target audience. Most titles focus on dressing, cooking, accessories, and other feminine activities that young girls engage in, in their real lives, so they can relate to the games that are being offered online.
With all segments of the audience duly covered, the surge in popularity of online games is not likely to reduce or even level off any time soon. As long as developers continue to take interest in the era of online gaming, its future is quite bright. So what are you waiting for? Get to the portal of your choice, take your pick, and let the fun begin!