DETROIT – Online browser games are among some of the most popular games to be played by gamers all around the world.

Whether it be fantasy-themed online games, massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) such as World of Warcraft or Runescape, or even online casino games such as high stakes roulette, it would be difficult to find someone that has not had to have particular technology to power these games for the ultimate gameplay experiences.

However, there are a number of different game technologies that are available that help to power them. These are just some of the main technologies that have been used.


HTML is perhaps one of the most common technologies used to power web browser games as it can be found on almost every single website that has ever been built.

HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language and is a programming code that describes web pages that have been produced. Currently, HTML5 exists and these can feature three different kinds of code: HTML which helps to provide the structure, the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which helps present the page in the desired way whilst JavaScript helps to make the desired outcome actually happen.

HTML5 is one of the most popular technologies when it comes down to producing online web browser games, as it can operate over a number of different platforms. Due to its versatility across equipment such as traditional computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets and even Smart TVs, it will be able to work flawlessly.

This program also has the capability of replacing other programs that may have been used in the past, such as Adobe’s Flash and Microsoft’s Silverlight.


As mentioned, CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and this technology is vital in helping to power online browser games in the desired way.

This simple mechanism has the ability to provide all of the fonts, colors and spacing to the game via a computer language. With it, game developers are able to handle tasks such as creating the layouts and animations that are needed to make an online browser game as immersive as possible, without being too complex to achieve.


JavaScript is arguably one of the main technologies and programs required for those developing and powering online web browser games. This technology is a scripting language that allows developers to create content that can continue to be updated, control the multimedia being used, as well as animate any of the images involved.

Many games in the past have used the JavaScript technology to great impact, with some of the most classic gaming titles having been produced using the software. For instance, Nokia’s ‘Snake’ was built on JavaScript whilst Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds game franchise have had a huge impact using the program.


As can be seen, there are a number of different technologies that can be used to power online web browser games, with each of them generally working together in order to produce some of the best gameplay experiences.

This guest column was provided by Luke Windsor.