December 2010

Browser Game Roundup: Best of November 2010

I've written many times about my preference for simplicity in browser games. While a fun, engrossing, complex game comes out once in a blue moon, most attempts at console-level depth fail thanks to graphical limitations, bad design decisions and the difficulty of convincing players to concede to the buy-in necessary to even learn how to play heavy games. Browser games work better as quick distractions, clever virtual toys and pick-up-and-play achievements of electronic elegance. This month's selections epitomize the beauty of simplicity in the browser medium, those games that require very little of their players at the start but reward those who spend enough time to achieve mastery over their nuances.