Free online Internet gaming has exploded over the past decade and today encompasses a vast collection of game developers, publishers, web portals and millions of casual gamers. The supply of talented game developers is less than publishers and portals, but the supply is growing steadily as more companies and brands seek sponsorship deals for quality free games.
Sponsoring free online game domain gives you broad brand exposure, and more and more companies are looking to game sponsorship and in-game PPL as serious advertising platforms. Portals are best served by a large number of game-oriented developer creation sites, and in fact, some game developers even offer their own web portals, such as Ninjakiwi and Armor Games. These are Armor Games' better known and more innovative game developers with a top 1000 traffic rating.
Behind this success are talented designers and programmers of Flash games. It's usually one or two experienced designers who plant the seeds for the best free gaming websites to thrive. Casual games have become very popular online for both free and paid downloads, making the genre the largest share of the world's busiest websites.
The first Bloons game
Ninjakiwi has an in-house team of developers and they are the owners of a very popular game brand called Bloons . The first Bloons game was launched in mid-2007 and the series has already been played by hundreds of millions. Compare these viewer impressions to the most viewed videos on YouTube and it's easy to see why advertisers are turning to free online games to reach global audiences. More interesting is the demographic behind casual gamers, with a significant percentage of the audience being young adults. This demographic has attracted the attention of many blue-chip companies, including mobile giants Orange and O2, which regularly advertise through Mochiads , an in-game preload advertising platform.
As advertising revenue from free games increases, so does the creativity, detail and complexity of designs. Developers are now making games that specifically target specific age groups, including teens, young adults, and moms.
Ninjakiwis grow fast. As their brand grew in popularity over the past year, they branched off from Bloons' original success to produce other games with different concepts, some more enthusiastically received than others. Some of their achievements are:
- Bloons - includes player pack, more bloons and more bloons , tower defense game, hot air balloon, bloons pop 3
- Boombot Games - 1 and 2
- Hotcorn Games - 1 and 2
- Potion madness
- Replay Racers - 1 and 2
- New Stocks
- You're welcome
Ninjakiwi has built a loyal following by posting its coverage on hundreds of medium and large gaming portals. One of their advertising platforms is the aforementioned Mochiads , which is the primary advertising platform for game developers and game publishers who make money from releasing games. A small ad is displayed as each game loads in the web browser, and developers and publishers earn revenue from game impressions and ad clicks.
Another free games developer mentioned earlier, Armor Games is the larger of the two. Armor develops its own games, sponsors independent developers to fund their creations, and offers revenue sharing across advertising platforms. Armor Games has a much larger selection of games than Ninjakiwi and has funded some of the most imaginative games on the web. Here is our list of the best games.
- Armed with wings - 1 and 2
- destroy the castle
- release hedgehog
- hedgehog release 2
- Fancy pant adventures - 1 & 2
- Gemcraft Chapter 0
- The Last Stand 1 & 2
- looting of the village
- sony 2
- war 1917
It's common for developers and portals to share each other's games. The idea was originally developed by Miniclip.com, the web's largest provider of free casual games. Their success has grown as webmasters can publish their games on thousands of smaller websites. Sharing and creating viral copies of successful games can prove to be a very lucrative strategy on the internet.
There are many other high-quality game developers, publishers and portals, notable are Crazy Monkey Games, Addicting Games, Newgrounds and Kongregate .
Free Games Creation has also seen remakes of many old classic arcade games that will delight 80's arcade fans.
Classic games like PacMan , Ms PacMan , Space Invaders, Pong and Frogger have all been remade with Flash and are now available to play as free online games. A talented Flash developer, Paul Neave , is responsible for recreating these Flashes.
During this groundbreaking decade of growth, a more inclusive Flash gaming community has emerged. An example of an extremely popular community is MechQuest , one of currently five Flash games developed by Artix Entertainment. MechQuest is an online fantasy/sci-fi web RPG game that has both free and paid premium aspects. This game is made with Flash and has millions of members in the community. The game balances between casual and hardcore gameplay and aims to offer a compromise that allows for a casual multiplayer experience for gamers who don't want to spend all day on their PC.
Free online games like MechQuest
Of course, free online games like MechQuest , AdventureQuest , DragonFable , ArchKnight , and BattleOn.com are steps in the right direction for online gaming (if you look at it from a sane perspective). Online fun that doesn't require a lifetime commitment to earn game rewards. The opposite would be a game designed to reward excessive play , such as World of Warcraft .
The free games market will continue to grow rapidly for the foreseeable future and more developers will enter the market. Whether Flash will remain the market's primary publishing platform remains to be seen, but for now it will retain its dominant position among all free online hera tournament developers using Flash. Fans can expect more sophisticated free online flash games to be introduced in the coming years as free games compete and cannibalize the paid game audience.