When we check the history of games, we are taken into the arcades of early gaming computers such as Amstrad, Atari, Nintendo, and others. Today, many people tend to ignore the essential facts about PC gaming that brought tremendous success to online gaming we are enjoying at the present. Web browsing gaming has been with us and many consider it as a sideshow, a distraction, instead of a passion. It is but essential to give respect and credit to the unsung heroes of the gaming industry that most of us are enjoying today.
The Newgrounds was a famous flash-game in the early 2000s, and this game was tremendously enjoyed both by children and adults. The Newgrounds seemed to be a lawless wasteland and a prototype of the current anonymous image boards, that sprung and blossomed into the mainstream of browser games. We came to know the Behemoth games created by Tom Fulp, the Newgrounds founder, giving the birth of retail console games such as Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid. The origins of that crossover are no more apparent than in the original version which is the Flash Incarnation of Alien Hominid, and it is surprisingly still can be played on the site. How did gaming become social? Today, social media gaming is considered a unique genre of gaming with lists of the best social media games to help those fanatics to search their next addictive time sink. Social media games such as Candy Crush offered a lot of options for players and social media users when it comes to casual gaming with the birth of other similar games and applications. There is no doubt that social media games are more mobile responsive and they gave birth to the smartphone gaming market we are all enjoying today.
Gambling and gaming have always that connection but thanks to the birth of PayPal bingo sites and online casinos that led to gamification of gambling and gaming. Like in the case of Overwatch, wherein it used a pseudo-gambling system for its loot box distribution. There are also modern breakout genre as that started on web browser games such as tower defense games (Kingdom Rush) that made the move to smartphone. Series have become killer apps such as Plants Vs. Zombies, making main stage appearances at E3. The browser game, Cookie Clicker, is now known as the Steam, loaded with a plethora of clicker games that only started as a distraction. We may have a lot of complaints about games existing today, but if you look in the past, games were not as sophisticated as today, but we still owe a lot from history that is worth remembering.