What's the first thought that comes to your mind when you hear "accessible browser game"? Probably something along the lines of games that work purely in text, played by clicking links and filling out the occasional form. However, modern Web Browsers are capable of much, much more. In fact, what if I told you a "browser game" could be just as immersive as a typical audio game written in BGT or VB6? Recently, 2 new games have been released that push the boundary of how an accessible browser game could feel like.
First up is a game that has been around for a while now, Dark Defender (link to forum thread). Based on the 80's arcade classic defender, you must shoot down the alien invaders before they pick up humanoids from the planet you're flying over. If one does get captured, you may still be able to shoot the alien ship out of the sky and rescue the whoever it was carrying. The game can be played using Google Chrome on the web, or downloaded for either Windows and Mac.
And finally, we have Cyclepath from DragonApps. An endless runner style game where you can choose one of many unlock able bikes and drive in several locations avoiding cars, jumping ramps, and picking up coins to unlock more stuff. The game features binaural audio in the style of PapaSangre or a blind legend. It can be downloaded for Windows, Mac and Linux or played on-line on just about any web browser, including on iOS and Android phones.
That's it for Browser news, but it doesn't mean we're out of updates. If you'd rather play something with more text, and more strategy, perhaps the new mud-based Yu-gi-oh! game by tspivey will be up your alley, featuring over 7000 cards from the physical game. You could also take a look at this new Maze Game concept, which also features binaural audio. Perhaps you'd like to go on a great adventure. The famous Bokurano Daiboukenn 3 game's English translation project just hit a major milestone, now the entire game has been translated. So if you've been put off by the language barrier, Now's a good time to try it out!
And as always, we have some more Choice of games that you can check out if you like your games more text heavy.
Be sure to periodically check out the New releases room of our forum to find out about any new and interesting concepts looking for your feedback, or if post there yourself if you have anything cool to share. You never know, you might end up on the front page yourself!