What are the best browser games that start simple and become interesting ?

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    #1A Dark Room

    A Dark Room

    A Dark Room is an open-source text adventure role-playing game that gives you options as the story progresses. What you choose will determine your fate.

    Games

    Online, iOS, Android

    Free

    Ralph Kelly
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "Remember the choose your own adventure books you read as a kid? Well with A Dark Room, they're back but scarier and more geared towards adults. So addicting and so fun, such a great browser game. t's also a really great time killer on a plane or bus too, you'll be immersed in it and time will fly by."
  2. 5

    #2WarClicks

    WarClicks

    Warclicks is an online casual game that puts you in front of a defensive army that defends against the enemy forces. Every shoot is a click of the mouse, with more clicks more shoots and more enemy forces you can destroy. 


    Games

    Online

    Free

    Ananya Chavan
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The game is fun but I got tired of it rather quickly. It is okay to play if you want something that doesn't require a lot of thinking and is somewhat mindless. But I became bored with it and will keep looking for new games."
  3. 5

    #3Coma

    Coma

    Coma is a flash-based adventure platform game by Thomas Brush wherein players will act as Peter who enters a world of whimsy and confusion after he wakes up. This game is mainly navigated with the left, right and up arrows. 

    Games

    Online

    Free

    Arjun Yadav
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This game was pretty funny. The controls are very simple and easy to get use to. The ending was pretty open ended and I thought it was interesting, but opinions will vary. Overall I'd say it's worth a try. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that browser-based flash games were first developed during 1996? The year before, in a bid to upstage Macromedia's Shockwave program, FutureWave Software upgraded their SmartSketch software. This improvement brought about the possibility of adding frame-by-frame animation tools. Although these tools were made available for the PC, FutureWave had been acquired by Macromedia. One of the changes done by the takeover was the renaming of the editor into the Macromedia Flash. This editor was one of the first ways in which game developers released titles for internet browsers.

One of these developers is a man named Tom Fulp, who released two games onto his site called "New Ground". A year after, he produced a separate website called "Neo Geo Atomix" which was focused with hosting games for browsers. Both websites were then combined, producing the site we know as Newgrounds. Before the start of 2000, Newgrounds have garnered considerable traffic, which resulted in Fulp adding a forum and chat room for discussions. This addition was followed by "The Portal", a feature which enabled users to share their own flash projects, making Newgrounds one of the best sites to host new and fun flash games.

Despite the rise of console and PC games, browser-based flash games still continue to be popular. Their renown is especially famous among gamers with no access to strong and powerful gaming systems. Today, good browser games still continue to be released and be played by a large player base all over the world.

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    #4Experimental Shooter

    Experimental Shooter
    Experimental Shooter features 21 levels of different gameplay. Each level has a very unique set of rules and goals you have to figure out in order to advance.
    Games

    Other Platform

    Free

    Christina Davidson
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I do not usually play active shooter games. When I do play they are fun but as with shooter games I also have trouble with driving games. I seem to never have control of where I am looking and so my screen is all over the place. I think that I would be good at the goals as I am a great critical thinker"
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    #5Town of Salem

    Town of Salem

    Town of Salem is a multiplayer strategy mystery game developed and published by BlankMediaGames. Released in 2014, this game can be played on Windows PC and macOS computers.

    Games

    Windows, Online, Mac

    Free

    Juan Uribe
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "Cool game. Simple if you start at the beginning and one of teh most fun browser games I've ever played. Mindless fun at first but you learn to use your head a lot as you rise up the ranks. Only downside is that communitybase is toxic af lmao"
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    #6Frog Fractions

    Frog Fractions
    Frog Fractions is a browser game where the player has to collect and protect the fruit. As you advance in the game, you'll discover more modes of play like text adventure segments and so on.
    Games

    Online

    Free

    Robert Meyer
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "I don't have a lot of time to learn all these complicated new games, and worse yet, I really lose my patience when I can't seem to get going in a game. I came here looking for a solution and was given Frog Fractions. It isn't quite the fun I was looking for, but it definitely fit my criteria well. "
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    #7Old School RuneScape

    Old School RuneScape

    Old School RuneScape (OSRS) is an MMORPG by Jagex. As a response to the current RuneScape, OSRS is still the same old game but with improvements and updates. The free-to-play game has simple graphics and easy point-and-click interaction.

    Games

    Online, Android, iOS

    Free

    John Burke
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "The best browser game that start simple and become interesting is Old School RuneScape (OSRS). OSRS is a free-to-play game with simple graphics and easy gameplay. It is the same old game but with enhancements and updates."
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    #8Tetris

    Tetris

    Tetris was created on June 6, 1984 by Russian computer programmer Alexey Pajitnov. Since then, it has become one of the top-selling video games of all time.  

    Games

    Online, Android, iOS

    Free

    Philip Hicks
    Written on October 16, 2017
    "Can't go wrong with the old school tetris game. Start off easy and see how far you can go as it gets more and more challenging with each success. This one never gets old for me, and how could it? It's always a different challenge and strategy needed to move along. "
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    #98 Ball Pool

    8 Ball Pool

    8 Ball Pool is a game by Miniclip that you can play on your mobile device. You can compete for one-on-one or in tournaments and win trophies, coins, and different exclusive items.

    Games

    Web, iOS, Windows, Mac, Android, Facebook

    Free

    Stephen Gonzales
    Written on October 18, 2017
    "This is an app, not a browser game. So pretty much fails to meet what's being looked for and overall the game is just another pool game. You've seen them a thousand times by now."
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    #10Grepolis

    Grepolis

    Grepolis is a free-to-play browser game where you build your own Greco-Roman empire with help from the Gods. Build magnificent cities, forge alliances, and use the powers of the Antiquity deities.

    Games

    Online

    Free

    Tammy Daniels
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "I really like these games in general and this one is pretty good. I would still prefer to play the old Age of Empires or play Civilization Revolution for empire building games but for a browser game, this is pretty good."
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    #11Slither.io

    Slither.io

    Slither.io is a free casual multiplayer game developed by Steve Howse in 2016. This game lets the player control a worm to get multicolored pellets. It is also available on iOS and Android devices. 

    Games

    iOS, Online, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ye Wu
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "Fun and harmless time waster. Amusing at first, competitive as the time goes by. I love being on the eladerboards here its like a sense of pridefull"
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    #12Line Rider

    Line Rider

    Line Rider is an internet flash game created by Slovenian student Bostjan Cadez in 2006 which posted on DeviantArt. The basic concept is to draw a line, press play, and watch Bosh, the guy on the sled, ride down it. 

    Games

    Online

    Free

    Justin Harris
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "This is a simple drawing game, you're given a blank screen and a toolset at the top to build a sledding track for the character. It has a neat little physics engine and you can play either very simply or you can make it more complex for the sledder to make his way down safe. There is also a community online that people have used to share their interesting track designs."

Summary

Best What are the best browser games that start simple and become interesting
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1A Dark RoomGames 10 Free
2WarClicksGames 5 Free
3ComaGames 5 Free
4Experimental ShooterGames 2 Free
5Town of SalemGames 1 Free
6Frog FractionsGames 1 Free
7Old School RuneScapeGames 1 Free
8TetrisGames 0 Free
98 Ball PoolGames 0 Free
10GrepolisGames 0 Free
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