Technological developments influence on the development of the game. In the early 80s, the competition among manufacturers of video games began. Popular games in that era were the games played using the console and television as a display medium. Most games were played displaying graphics and use the Java program. The provider of the popular games of the era was Atari, Sega, and Nintendo. Video games or console games are a form of interactive multimedia that can be used as a means of entertainment. The development of console games continues to run time to time and at this time Microsoft’s X-Box and PlayStation by Sony dominate the console games segment. Behind the various advantages, this segment has a glaring weakness, which can only be played by two people.
Not only console games, PC games also played an important role in the ’80s and’ 90s. Just like the console games in the 80s and 90s, most PC games that dominated the era used the Java program. The development of PC games was increasing rapidly and the glaring development was characterized by the appearance of race car-themed games such as Need for Speed, Gran Turismo, and so forth. Internet boom in the early 2000s triggered the development of online games. Online games are games that can be played by many people, where they are connected each other via online. Online games like Counter Strike and Point Blank are first person perspective online games that are very popular and played by millions of people around the world.
Adventure-themed online games like League of Legends, Ragnarok, and Dota also managed to reach the millions of fans from around the world. There is a main reason why online games managed to dominate the world of games, even beating console games that appeared before. There are at least six factors that underlie a person’s desire to play games: freedom, diversity of choice, the appeal of the elements of games, interface, challenge and accessibility. Based on the above understanding, we can conclude that most human beings like games, whatever the kind.
The emergence of Android and the iPhone has changed the dominance of Microsoft as the dominant operating system that is capable of playing PC-based games. The both operating systems, particularly Android, push the popularity of mobile games that can be played anywhere using smartphones. Development of browser games technology also raises a variety of online games that can be played without the need to download complicated requirements. One of popular online games provider at this moment is Plarium. A variety of its award-winning products such as Sparta War of Empires, Total Domination, Pirates Tides of Fortune, Stormfall Rise of Balur, Soldiers Inc., and Nords Heroes of the North has been proven to be played by millions of fans around the world.
Today, the number of online games that can be played without downloading a special application is growing; you can even play them by using Facebook as a leading social media. Easiness related to the development of gaming technology is proven capable of enabling everyone to play games anywhere and anytime they want.