Online Games Have Come a Long Way
When you are thinking about online games there are several different kinds of them. Some of them are single player games while others are multiplayer games. Single player games allow the gamer to simply sit down in front of their computer and play a game by themselves. Multiplayer games involve a group of people playing a game together over a network such as the Internet.
Many games are now multiplayer games and involve several types of computer programs that can interact with each other to play a game. For example, in the multi-player game referred to as Abalone on the Nintendo console one player is the mother and she has a thousand five hundred pieces of abalone that her son is trying to collect and bring to town so that he can have a party. Other popular multiplayer games are word games such as bingo or Scrabble. These games require a lot of teamwork and skill as players compete to make words with letters from a list of words.
Other types of games are focused on providing new content for players to collect and take on new challenges. For example, in the massively multiplayer Online Strategy game World of Warcraft players work together to build up their city and provide services to other players through trade. The City of Heroes provides new content every week and requires that players help each other to level up and get more skills. The World of War craft is another great example, as it is the player’s job to build their civilization and protect it from other players.