Despite the opinion that the computer games are an occupation for children and generally unworthy pastime for an adult and solid person, the game industry has been developing very rapidly for more than a decade, constantly providing the public with magnificent masterpieces of its own production. Do you think that they are all focused exclusively on children and adolescents? And for what then are all the ratings of “18+” and other age limits invented? Clearly, it is not to attract children to the games because, as they say, the forbidden fruit is sweet.
In the modern world of computer games, every person who has shown a desire will be able to find a suitable niche and get a lot of fun sitting in front of the monitor and just playing. Some people like projects that are very complex in their mechanics and are characterized by a strong social element. Games of such a plan, as a rule, are of a massive nature and can exist in a variety of ways. The most vivid example can be any online role-playing game, where the central place is occupied by a character who needs to literally grow, dress and train. As you can guess, such games require a lot of time and effort. Well, as a kind of reward for such feats on the virtual field, we offer communication with hundreds of thousands of people around the world and fun pastime.
However, not every person is able to spend more than a couple of hours a day at the computer, because the real life, where there is family, friends and work, just does not allow to properly dig into the virtual world. However, to enjoy the computer games can and these people, just looking a little in the other direction. The World Wide Web is not only an immense source of information and knowledge, but also an excellent tool for entertainment. Fortunately, the development of modern web-technologies has allowed creating very bright and beautiful games that practically do not require special knowledge for comfortable pastime. This is a flash game. They do not require any installation and configuration, and run directly in your browser, allowing you to immediately plunge into the game world.
The modern game industry releases about a hundred new applications every week. At the same time, most of the products are online games and interactive programs for mobile devices. Today we will talk about what the online applications are better than client applications, and we will try to determine their main features.
As you might have guessed by simply looking at the title, online games require the presence of a browser in your operating system, as well as connection to the Internet. As a rule, in the case of online games, the system requirements of computers and other devices are not taken into consideration, since these applications are not too “gluttonous”. They can be played on a laptop, on a tablet, or on a smartphone.
What do you need for online games? To run such an application, you just need to open the browser and find the right site, where flash games are presented, as well as other applications for launching in an online format. As you can see, from the moment of starting the computer to the beginning of the game, no more than 2-3 minutes pass. In addition, simple online games do not require the user to install additional files and download files.
As we see, the first advantage of online applications over client ones, that is, those that require the installation of a “client”, is their availability. You can run a familiar or new online game anywhere and anytime – at home, in the office, on public transport, during lunchtime, using a laptop, tablet PC, PC or even a mobile phone.
The assortment of similar games is also very large, and it is the second plus. Along with children’s and arcade online games, you can also play for free, elementary shooters, strategies and even simulators. A special place in the categories of browser games is occupied by logical applications and quests.
If you think that online applications are always designed for one player, then you are mistaken. Many browser games are represented by large multi-user projects, where hundreds and even thousands of people can play simultaneously. At the same time most of the browser games remain free of charge or work at the expense of voluntary donations.
Where can I find online games? As a rule, they are collected on official or thematic portals, where they are sorted by categories of genres.
Computer entertainment has become an indispensable attribute of modern human life. Many people do not represent their existence without having to throw out adrenaline in virtual reality. Children and adults actively use computer games and get a lot of fun from it.
In recent years, flash games have become very popular, they are simple Internet programs designed for a mass audience. As a rule, mini-toys are created using flash technology. Their main distinguishing feature is a small “weight”, on average one game takes three or four megabytes, which allows you to download the program directly in the browser and do not install it on your computer.
Games online are mostly represented by Western producers, more precisely most of them are created not by corporations and firms, but by ordinary programmers, designers and users of the Internet. In this there is also a small minus: interfaces and texts in games are written in English, which in turn creates difficulties for young players. In Russia, flash games are popular, but for the most part they are not created, but used for entertainment or relaxation after a busy day.
Now in the world there are several hundred thousand fascinating flash programs, and, most of them are free games, this is because they were created by enthusiasts and simply enthusiastic people.
Dynamics, colorfulness, simplicity – these are all characteristics of the game online, free of charge and without special difficulties, even children can use it, since it takes only a minute to download the program and start playing.
Conditionally all these free entertainment games can be classified according to several criteria – logical, arcade, desktop and games for adults. Each of these categories has a specific goal, for example, some flash games develop thinking, others – motor skills, others – just allow you to have fun and have fun free time. Find computer entertainment on the Internet today is not difficult, they are in social networks, on popular entertainment sites, if necessary, you can simply enter the words “flash games” in the search engine and get addresses of dozens of sites with a lot of exciting and interesting mini-games, not requiring pre-download and payment.
In literal translation, the word Flash means flash. Well and further there are already various word forms, synonyms and parts of speech, depending on the construction of the sentence.
So why are flash games called that way? In general, this word has long become a kind of computer concept. Flash memory, flash animation, flash application … and so on. If we translate into Russian, then we get this: a flash of memory, a flashing animation, a flashed application. It sounds strange, does not it? Let’s try to understand how the words flash and flash game are related.
What is a flash? By omitting the portable meanings of this word (for example, an outbreak of an epidemic), it means a quick and short manifestation of light, requiring at least some insignificant light source. If you draw an analogy, then all these words very accurately describe the essence of flash games! Let’s start in order.
1. Fast. For flash games, you do not need to spend any additional effort in terms of installation and configuration, as required by serious gaming applications purchased on discs, or downloaded with various resources. It’s enough to have a plug-in in the browser that supports this technology. Currently, the word browser and flash plug-in does not need something to remember, but you can even not even know what it is. Everything happens so automatically that the user does not even think about it.
2. Short. All flash games are really short in terms of passing. Again, in comparison with large applications. This is due, first of all, to the small size of the flash file. And secondly, the fact that a man who wants to find his beloved time, but wants simply to pass an hour or two behind his favorite business – a computer game.
3. Well, the last is a minor source of light. This can be attributed to the simplicity of the file itself, with the help of which the visual component of the flash game is realized. You do not need to have super iron in the system, laptop or candy bar. Flash applications are not so demanding, that even an “ancient” computer is enough to run a flash game.
Of course, you can pick up a lot of other words with which you can declare the meaning of the word flash, applicable to games. But historically it happened that way.
Looking at the title, you immediately want to say or even fall out a categorical “no.” But, please, do not make hasty conclusions. Let’s try to put everything in its place.
Imagine that your son is a schoolboy who just finished the ninth grade. He passed the exams successfully, and now the doors of summer have opened before him, which is always full of adventures. But that’s bad luck. A friend brings him a box with an online game, and he starts to sit out for days on his home shorts in front of the computer. Day after day, he does not get out of the world “web”, and all because of what? Just wanted to go one more level or enhance the skills of your virtual hero.
After reading this paragraph, you are already ready to say that if people start playing online games, then they can put a cross on their lives for a while, but no. I would like to tell you about the benefits that online games bring to your child when playing.
Firstly, when your child begins to immerse himself in the virtual world, he does not just press the keys, but thinks through all his moves, and logically tries to accomplish this or that task, as correctly and as accurately as possible.
Secondly, in every online game there is a kind of chat room where your child can communicate with people. It’s better than talking with yourself.
Third, the online game is another world, a fantasy world, which, in turn, instills in many children a love of reading. After all, after playing, they want to read those books where it is written about elves or dragons, where black magicians are fighting with whites, where spells can lie in wait for the reader at every turn.
Finally, there is the last but no least. In the city, whole clans are formed (groups of players or teams that play the same game – author’s note), which discuss novelties in the computer world, online games or just communicate, but not virtually, but really. Why is it bad when a child can find like-minded people or friends using an online game?