|Developer(s)||Little Workshop, Mozilla Foundation|
|Genre(s)||Massively multiplayer online role-playing game|
In BrowserQuest, players can interact with each other using the in-game chat system, or by working together to defeat enemies. There are achievements available to unlock as one plays. Loot is dropped when players defeat the enemies, which can be picked up by any player. Loot includes the invincibility potion, which changes a player's outfit to appear like the Firefox logo, and various gear. At one point in time, the system recorded over 1,900 concurrent users playing at the same time.
Mozilla does not currently have the resources to maintain BrowserQuest. But it has influenced a variety of indie game developers to continue on the idea leading to many community forks:
- browserquest/browserquest – The general development group running game here, you're welcome to join at https://browserquest.herokuapp.com/
- ParticleQuest – Making particle physics fun. The goal of this project is to create a science-based story modifying BrowserQuest.
- nenuadrian/browserquest – 06.08.2015 - Original game brought up to date and upgraded to the latest SOCKET.IO plus other minor improvements.
- Demo (not always online, sorry): http://browserquest.codevolution.com
- 0xMatt/BrowserQuest – BrowserQuest updated with modern development tools like webpack & converted to TypeScript.
- WTF-Adventure – Expands upon Tap Tap Adventure but updated for babel ES6, webpack, browsersync and includes documentation and unit tests.
- Kaetram – Completely redone game-engine. Assets remain the same. https://github.com/Veradictus/Kaetram-Open
- Kaetram-Next – Kaetram fork written in TypeScript and actively maintained with the Kaetram repository.
- Orientation: http://www.orientation.auvergne.fr/jeu/client/
- Burger Burger Online: http://burgerburger.kr – Extremely well developed, significantly expanded from the original BrowserQuest
- BrowserQuest-PHP: http://www.workerman.net/demos/browserquest/ BrowserQuest reworked in PHP by Walkor
- BrowserQuest for Windows Phone – BrowserQuest, in Windows Phone store
- sedrik/bqs – Erlang implementation of the BrowserQuest server
- chain710/browserquestcc – C++ implementation of the BrowserQuest server
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