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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Free Role Playing Games from Alien Adoption Agency

Dungeons and Dragons was first published in 1974, by Tactical Studies Rules Inc.(TSR). It became the best-known and the best-selling role-playing board game. There are now scores if not hundreds of role-playing games available on the World Wide Web. Many of these are free to play, although some have extra features available that have to be paid for.

Free Online Role Playing Games (RPG)

In most cases the game requires that a small computer program (known as the client) be downloaded and run on the player's computer.

Some games however can be run in a browser, without downloading anything. An example of this is Alien Adoption Agency. (AAA) This has been running since 1997, and has a large and active community of players. Unlike many online games it involves no combat. The object of the game is to adopt an alien and to nurture it, guiding it to maturity. Taking care of the alien involves making it study and work. The more it is educated, the higher is its earning potential. There is also an opportunity to provide it with a life partner. Free accounts can be created, or a subscription account.

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A significant part of the game is the community aspect: it is not really suitable for only solo play. It is also geared towards the teenage audience.

Combat Online Role Playing Games

One of the dominant themes of online roleplaying games is that of combat. In many games there is an opportunity to battle monsters, and often an opportunity to engage in combat against fellow players.

Battle of Phantasia is an example of a combat game. It allows players to create characters and explore the realm, fighting any evil they may encounter. Characters make progress through experience from fighting monsters and/or other players. They can also progress by attaining positions of power, such as king or queen. The highest position of power is Valar.

In many games there is an emphasis on community activities, with players being encouraged to band together to complete tasks. One such is Cronous. This is an action RPG, and progress through various experience levels is achieved by defeating evil characters and by completing quests. Players can also learn skills, up to 30 per character. A strong element of the game is the community aspect.

Fantasy Community Games

Some games are designed such that the game can be extended and built upon by the players themselves. One example is Daimonim which is a 2D Fantasy Community. Players can help to create the game as well as play it, applying for roles such as developer, artist, musician, etc. Inside the game the player is a fearless hero together with many others in a large, persistent fantasy universe.
Dark Eden is an example of an attempt to create a fantasy world with unusual characters. In this game the player can choose to be a vampire, slayer or ouster. Each is a distinct race, with its own skills and classes. At night the vampires are relatively stronger, while in daytime the slayers and ousters are more powerful. Vampires can use about 40 different skills and magic. Ousters can muster about 70, while slayers can have up to 100.

Sometimes a game is designed with the individual adventurer in mind. An example of this is Deicide. In this game the player becomes the hero(heroine) of a mythical novel, featuring spacious landscapes and also dungeons.

RPGs have developed enormously from the early days when all adventure games were text-based. Now each fantasy world is replete with elaborate artwork and often with detailed combat systems. They are indeed dangerously enticing.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Best Free Online Games

This list is just a start, the amount of free online games out there at the moment is rising everyday and it's hard to know where to start. Hopefully this quick guide to some of the best free online games should make it easier to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Robin Hood - Shoot Them Arrows In Bow Man

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Draw back the bow, choose the right strength and angle, and fill the opponent full of arrows before they do the same in Bow Man. That said, there is also a range of extra options you can select when the novelty begins to wear off like sticking a wall inbetween the two duellists, each extra option making the game require even more precision in each shot. More addictive than one might imagine.

Alien Arena - First Person Shooter Fun

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Like fast paced deathmatches? Alien Arena is the game for that. This game combines some of the very best aspects of such games as Quake III and Unreal Tournament and wraps them up with a retro alien theme, while adding tons of original ideas to make the game quite unique. Very addictive. This game requires a download and install, but it's free and online.

Line Rider - The Art Of Sledding

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Line Rider is a bona fide net game phenomenon. Players control a little sledder that dutifully goes for the gusto, no matter how much peril is placed in his path. Don't expect instant magic though, take the time to learn the tricks of track building in Line Rider. Build ramps, or increasingly hard to follow lines which gracefully curve around but never quite kill the sledder. Time will fly playing this one.

The Last Stand - Zombie Killing Action

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A mix of Resident Evil and Defend Your Castle, The Last Stand delivers on both gore and strategy. As each day passes the player will have to repair their damaged defenses from the horde of zombies the night before. Players will find increasingly bigger and more powerful weapons at their disposal as progress is made through the game. 'Bloody' good fun.

Tetris - Needs No Introduction


Never heard of Tetris? Leave the page right now. Seriously though, Tetris is one of the world's best known games ever. Arrange the blocks of different shapes and sizes as they fall to complete lines. Sounds simple? Once the speed ramps up it becomes an intense game. The Tetris effect is a well-known mental illness because people can't resist it's addictive nature and have played the game for so long. This is a warning.

Plenty More Free Online Games To See

As aforementioned, these are just a few of the highlights to what's on offer. With a library of games which grows everyday, free online games prove that they still own the net when it comes to out favourite pastime. Just don't play them at work!