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Just a quick note of appreciation. I'm using your software for a student I teach who has many learning difficulties, but he is thrilled (and motivated) to be working with your software. Please continue the excellent work, and best of luck going forward.
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Browser Games

What exactly do we mean when we talk about 'browser games'? The browser part refers to the programs we use to view content on the world wide web or as it is more commonly called, the internet. There are a great many of these programs, with the most common being Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Firefox for computers running Windows and Safari for Macintosh users. These browsers come complete with extra software to be able to show a variety of content in addition to the basic text and pictures we were once used to. Videos and small programs can now run within a window on web pages enabling web designers and advertisers to show more lively content and game makers to create interactive entertainment. Browser games are therefore games that are able to run in a browser but they cannot run on their own. They need the software plug in support of the browser. They are different to 'online games' which may require other software to be downloaded to play them independently.

The sort of plug in software included in the most common browsers has narrowed down to just a few types. Early on in the 1990's, the light weight Java programming language, JavaScript, was used to make small fun games to be played within a browser. For the last few years the more popular Flash has taken hold as the main language used by game makers and is still very much in use today in 2014. These Flash games exploded on the internet with websites popping up everywhere hosting whole catalogues of these games to suit every age, gender and taste.

Flash games like my own over at go-games.com continue to be popular, though some believe a decline may be happening as users world wide are purchasing cheaper, more portable computers such a tablets which run a different type of software called Android. This allows games to be made that run independently on these devices and no longer require a browser. This also means that they do not have to be connected to the internet to play the game. Browser games do require a connection to the internet to play them but that also has its advantages. Being connected to the internet allows game players to connect with one another, even play against other users in multi-player games. The social network, Facebook, has become a home for many multi-player titles such as the highly successful FarmVille so it does look like browser games are staying around for quite a while yet.

Simon Hensby aka Grey Olltwit

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Thanks for the TERRIFIC software at a great price!
Suzanne, USA

I've been a happy Olltwit user for years - I downloaded several of your programs back in '04, for my older son to use. Now it's time for my younger son to use them, and I've come back to your site to find 1) I owe you, and 2) you have more great stuff. I'm happy to pay up because I know the quality of your programs.
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