Browser based game, is a game that runs in an internet browser, either using core browser features (HTML5, CSS and JavaScript) or proprietary plugins (usually Flash, Java or Silverlight). For games build using Flash, Silverlight of Java web technology add relevant tags.

With wider adoption of HTML5 technologies and modern browser standards like SVG, Canvas, WebGL, WebSockets and others term 'browser based game' is usually reffered to thouse 'pure' web technologies based games, since they gave whose games a huge boost in popularity. A widely known example of such a game is a Browserquest game created by Mozilla for demonstration of a WebSockets technology capabilities. The source code for the game is freely available.

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