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5 HTML based games to play on any browser


Looking for a game that you can go online and play right now, without having to download anything? Then this list is for you. All of the games listed here are HTML based which generally provides a smoother gaming experience. It also means that you can play them on any device, as flash-based games won’t work on Apple products. A lot of HTML based games are also open source, meaning that the code is available for you to tweak if you feel so inclined. This creates a community collaboration on games which just is not possible when code is locked down and kept secret.

Cookie clicker

Orteil developments Cookie Clicker sounds like it should be absolutely terrible, but it’s actually deliciously moreish. It does exactly what it says on the tin. Each time you click, you gain a cookie, and your aim is to gain as many cookies as possible. The more cookies you hoard, the more bonuses you can buy to increase your production, for example, grannies to help with the baking. Which is all well and good until grandmapocalypse begins…

Slot machines

If you would like a game with slightly higher stakes, then you could try an online casino. This Fair Go Casino Review by Aussie Online Pokies praises the Fair Go Casino for having mostly HTML5 based games which run wonderfully and look great. Their games include Pokies, Roulette, Classic Slots, Live Casinos, Video Poker, Blackjack, Video Slots and Table Games, so there is something there for everyone.

Jumper Frog

For fans of nostalgic gaming, Jumper Frog might be for you. It is an updated version of the old classic Frogger, where you must help frogs to reach their home while avoiding obstacles along the way. Levels include helping the frog to cross a busy road and helping him to cross a river inhabited by crocodiles. It would be very easy to lose entire days to this one!

Gods Will Be Watching

Gods Will Be Watching is more narrative based than the last three entries. The developers, Spanish indie company Deconstructeam describe it as ‘a minimalistic point and click thriller centered on despair, commitment, and sacrifice as players face narrative puzzles and moral dilemmas that affect both the lives of your team and the people you’re sworn to protect.’ Gods Will Be Watching is for those of you that loved point and click adventures like Broken Sword and Monkey Island but are ready for something with serious themes and more tension.

Nothing to hide

With gorgeous animation and a very relevant message, anti-stealth game Nothing to Hide is definitely worth seeking out. It illustrates how electronic surveillance has infiltrated our lives, and how mindful we must be of the digital breadcrumbs we are leaving behind. As you navigate each level, you must be sure to stay given at least one eye, while being mindful of what they are seeing, because after all, only criminals have something to hide.

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