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Who needs 3D? boils down Battle Royale

It’s sometimes easy to forget that not everyone has a PC designed for playing games, and (until recently) many of the big Battle Royale shooters have required pretty beefy hardware in order to get the most out of them. Enter, distilling the absurdly popular genre down to its purest elements to present them in free, browser-based form. even follows in the footsteps of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds with a pointlessly fiddly name. Despite sharing an engine with the popular (a zombie survival sandbox), ZombsRoyale contains no undead, just 99 other players gunning for the top spot.

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The rise and rise of .io games


19-year-old Brazilian developer Matheus Valadares announced his game on 4chan on April 27th 2015. Within weeks it had been picked up by free online games site Miniclip, as well as popular Twitch streamers and YouTubers. In a May 2015 video with 8.2 million views, PewDiePie called it his “new favourite game,” and he subsequently covered it at least nine more times. quickly became so popular that a genre was born. Despite not having any formal connection, the “.io” domain extension has become synonymous with an extremely popular segment of browser multiplayer games, characterised by simple graphics and player vs. player mechanics. Read the rest of this entry »