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  1. Online games Ksenia Sidorovnina Ph-51

  2. Contents • What is online game • Early online games • Genres of online games • Online games and money • Danger of online games

  3. What is online game? • video game • is played over computer network, most commonly the Internet

  4. Early online games • 1980s – MUDs • based on fantasy settings • Rules from Dungeons & Dragons • chess, Scrabble clones • games were set up as play-by-email games

  5. Genres of online games • Real-time strategy games • Browser games • Massively multiplayer online games

  6. Real-time strategy games • allow multiplayer play over a modem or local network • Popular from the 1990s because the Internet started to grow • allow players from all over the globe to play with each other • Purpose – maintaining the resources and win in the war

  7. Browser games • the World Wide Web developed • browsers became more sophisticated • using a web browser as a client • Flash games or Java games • the 1980s-Pac-Man and Frogger • Browser-based pet games

  8. Massively multiplayer online games • are possible with the growth of Internet access • MMORPG (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game) • MMORTS (Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy) • MMOFPS (Massively multiplayer online first-person shooter)

  9. MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) • a large number of players - in the virtual world • traditional fantasy-themed gameplay • Hybrid themes - fantasy elements + science fiction, sword and sorcery, crime fiction • Quests, monsters and loot

  10. Online games and money • Paid private servers - license fee • Virtual economy • Selling an item to player for virtual currency • Bartering for items between players • The purchase of in-game items for real-world currency • Exchange of real-world currencies for virtual currencies

  11. Danger of online games • Real life is not interesting • Especially – danger for kids • Dependence of game • Gamers spend much time

  12. List of used data • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_game • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-time_strategy • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browser_game • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MMORPG

  13. Online games Ksenia Sidorovnina Ph-51