2 An Insight on Browser Games’ Breakthroughs and Challenges Case Study: CanaanAn Insight on Browser Games’ Breakthroughs and ChallengesAaron HsuChairman, XPEC Entertainment
3 Browser Games What is a Browser Game? Basic characteristics of a browser game:Typical Online GameBrowser GamesWeb BrowserTechnology
4 Genres of Browser Games What is a Browser Game?Genres of Browser Games
5 Genres of Browser Games What is a Browser Game?Genres of Browser GamesSimulation GameTravianIkariamFarmvilleBarbie Girls
6 Fallen Empire: Legions What is a Browser Game?Genres of Browser GamesFirst Person ShooterQuake LiveFallen Empire: LegionsBrave ArmsBattlefield Heroes
7 Genres of Browser Games What is a Browser Game?Genres of Browser GamesCasual GamesPartypokerBejeweledZuma BlitzChess Game World
8 Genres of Browser Games What is a Browser Game?Genres of Browser GamesMassively Multi-player Online Role Playing GameRunescapeDofusDark OrbitCanaan
9 What is Canaan? Browser Based and Flash Game Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game - MMORPG
10 What is Canaan? Cute and Attractive Intelligent Navigation System Very low minimum computer requirementsSNS integrated
11 Released in 11 languages in 9 Regions Canaan LanguagesChinaNorth AmericaEuropeJapanKoreaIndonesiaTaiwanSpainReleased in 11 languages in 9 Regions
12 Canaan’s Achievements 50 Million Registered Users!!AwardsChina Web Games Summit 2008Best Browser GameBahamut Players’ CommunityMost Popular Browser Game 2010Taiwan Game Show 2010Gamestar Browser Game 3rd place17173.comTop 10 most popular browser games 2010
13 How Canaan Became a Success Superb GraphicsCustomizable AvatarUnique fashion system that shows the distinction of the characterFlexible wardrobe system that adjusts to the characters movement
14 How Canaan Became a Success Using particle systems to create special effectsAll 64 kinds of special effects’ file size are only 232KB!!!High Rendering performance : the page simultaneously support the fighting units of 20 cast skills
15 How Canaan Became a Success Smooth game loadingWell-designed data compression and storage format, reducing the size of the web client greatly.10 Map of the World, 12 copies of maps,battlefield maps 31,000 kinds of equipment, 1,500 species of props700 monsters, 100 species of pets1000 NPC gameGame client resources do not exceed the total size of 100MB!
16 How Canaan Became a Success Flow Saving technologyThe average single-user message traffic (both directions): less than 3Kbps Reasonable segmentation of the resource loading mechanism, allowing the player to more quickly enter the game Map the size of public resources (login to the game download only once): 4MB A map size of the resource: 4MB For the first time into the game resource downloads: 4 +4 = 8MB Loaded again with a map downloaded (buffered): 0MB 512Kbps speed conditions, for the first time login to the game just time-consuming: 8MB/512Kbps ≈ 2 分钟 512Kbps speed conditions, the switch only takes a map: 4MB/512Kbps ≈ 1 分钟
17 How Canaan Became a Success Rich Game Contentpetmailboxunioncombat systemseamless base mapequipment systemreligionshopsfriendsInstance dungeonskillauctionPKAvatar
18 XPEC web game technology UI Modular, highly customizable UI system, greatly improving the efficiency of the development of the game interfaceClient LogicUIUI Module AUI Module BUI Module COther Client Engine ModuleClient LogicUIUI ClientTightly CoupledUIClientLoosely Coupled
19 Browser Game’s Challenges Perform the same way client based games do!LimitationsHardwareSoftwareStrategic game design is the only way to go around these limitations.
20 Browser MMORPG’s Potentials Browser based games have a very promising future.The technology enables the game to be accessed anywhere without the need of specific hardware.
21 Browser MMORPG’s Potentials Growing list of internet capable devices
22 Browser MMORPG’s Potentials MMORPG FactorRole-playingSocial interactionCultureEconomicsDevelopmentThis genre has a unique stimulus on gamers. It has the tendency to attract and retain more players longer compared to others. Competition is continuous and the challenge is never ending.
23 Browser MMORPG’s Potentials The inevitable growth of social networking services that helps in promoting social gaming.Technology keeps being updated every now and then, developing a browser game as good as client based games is not too distant.
24 Browser MMORPG’s Potentials Cloud Computing Technology will impact on Web Games progressNetbooksMacPCPCYahooBingBounty HoundsMySpaceFacebookOnline GamesGoogleXPECCanaanMicrosoftIpadConsolesSmartphones
25 Conclusion Browser MMORPG is fast advancing with today’s technologies. The future of gaming appears to be in browser based game’s direction.It’s only a matter of time when the advantages of other gaming technologies can be experienced in browser games