Glossary

Animal Jam Classic

Release date: 2010

Genres: Educational, Multiplayer, Online

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: WildWorks

Animal Jam Classic, formerly known as Animal Jam, is an online virtual world that was developed by WildWorks and is recommended for children aged 4 to 8. It was launched in 2010, in collaboration with the National Geographic Society. As of 2020, there are more than 300 million registered users, across both Animal Jam and Animal Jam Classic. In Animal Jam Classic, players can discover and learn various facts about zoology using the game's numerous features, including mini-games, puzzles, adventur…

Awesomenauts

Awesomenauts

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Arena, Combat, Multiplayer, Online

Platforms: PlayStation 3

Publishers: 'Microsoft Windows', 'OS X', 'Linux', 'Xbox One', 'PlayStation 4'|Ronimo Games|'PlayStation 3', 'Xbox 360'|DTP Entertainment

Awesomenauts is a 2D multiplayer online battle arena developed by Dutch video game development company Ronimo Games. The game was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles in May 2012, and for Microsoft Windows systems in August 2012. It was later ported to OS X and Linux. Another version of the game, Awesomenauts Assemble!, incorporating all the changes and additions available on Windows, OS X and Linux, was released for the PlayStation 4 in March 2014 and for the Xbox One in September 2…

Age of Wushu

Age of Wushu

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Snail, Snail USA, Snail RU, Cubinet, Cubizone, Butterfly Digital Entertainment

Age of Wushu is a free-to-play 3D martial arts action MMORPG, developed by Chinese company Snail. The game revolves around the Wuxia-inspired lore surrounding martial arts and adventures in Ming Dynasty China. The European version, Age of Wulin, which had been published by Webzen, closed in July 2017, with players being given the option of transferring to a new European server established as part of Age of Wushu, the version of the game published by Snail USA.

Anarchy Online

Anarchy Online

Release date: 2001

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Funcom

Anarchy Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) published and developed by Norwegian video game development company Funcom. Released in the summer of 2001, the game was the first in the genre to include a science-fiction setting, dynamic quests, instancing, free trials, and in-game advertising. The game's ongoing storyline revolves around the fictional desert planet "Rubi-Ka", the source of a valuable mineral known as "Notum". Players assume the role of a new colonis…

Audition Online

Release date: 2004

Genres: Multiplayer, Music, Online

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: YD Online

Audition Online (Korean: 오디션 온라인), also known as X-BEAT in Japan and popularly called AyoDance in Indonesia, is a free-to-play multiplayer online casual rhythm game produced by T3 Entertainment. It was originally released in South Korea in 2004 and has been localized by various publishers around the world. Audition Online is free to play, but earns revenue by selling virtual items such as clothes for the player's avatar.

Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

Release date: 2016

Genres: Action, Arena, Combat, Multiplayer, Online

Publishers:

Arena of Valor (Chinese: 傳說對決; pinyin: Chuánshuō Duìjué), formerly Realm of Valor then Strike of Kings, is an international adaptation of Honor of Kings (Chinese: 王者荣耀; pinyin: Wángzhě Róngyào), a multiplayer online battle arena developed by TiMi Studios and published by Tencent Games for Android, iOS and Nintendo Switch for markets outside mainland China. As of September 2018, the game has grossed over $140 million outside China. Arena of Valor was one of six Esports video games featured at the…

ArcheAge

ArcheAge

Release date: 2013

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

ArcheAge is an MMORPG developed by Korean developer Jake Song (former developer of Lineage) and his development company, XL Games. The game was released in Korea on January 15, 2013, Europe and North America on September 16, 2014. ArcheAge is described as a "sandpark" MMORPG, which the developers say is a hybrid of the open content style of a "sandbox" game and the more structured play experience of a "themepark" game.

Asda Story

Asda Story

Release date: 2008

Genres: Fantasy, Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: mGame, Play Media Group, GamesCampus, OnGame, nDoors, GamePower7

Asda Story is a massively multiplayer online role playing game developed by MaxOn Soft Corp and is published by GamesCampus for the North American market, Play Media Group for the market in Europe, OnGame for the Brazilian market, nDoors for the market in Japan, GamePower7 for the MENA market (under the title World of Secrets (Arabic: عالم الأسرار‎)) and mGame for the market in Korea. The Open Server for Asda Story launched on August 5, 2008. The game was originally called "MicMac Online" in Ja…

A Dark Room

A Dark Room

Release date: 2013

Genres: Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Doublespeak Games, Circle Entertainment

A Dark Room is an open-source text-based role-playing game. It was originally published for web browsers by Canadian indie studio Doublespeak Games on June 10, 2013. Later that year, it was released in the App Store for iOS devices. In 2014, a prequel, The Ensign, was released for iOS and provided more insight into the world and its characters. An Android version was released in 2016. A Nintendo Switch version was released on April 12, 2019, but was removed from the Nintendo eShop shortly afterw…

ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds

ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds

Release date: 2016

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: NHN Corporation, Webzen

ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds (Korean: 아스타) was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by South Korean developer Polygon Games. The game was in development from 2010 through mid-October 2013.The game featured two warring factions, large-scale player versus player and Realm versus Realm combat and has been touted as "the Asian World of Warcraft."ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds was published in North America and Europe by Webzen Games, launched on March 2, 2016 and shut down …

AIKA Online

AIKA Online

Release date: 2009

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

AIKA Online is a free-to-play MMORPG published by two publishers, HanbitSoft and Gala Inc.

Age of Conan

Age of Conan

Release date: 2008

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Future Publishing

Age of Conan: Unchained (formerly known as Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures) is a fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Funcom and published by Eidos Interactive for Microsoft Windows in 2008. Age of Conan is the first installment in the planned Age of Conan series. Age of Conan takes place within the continent of the Hyborian kingdoms, a year after the events depicted in Robert E. Howard's Conan novel The Hour of the Dragon.

Ashen Empires

Release date: 2003

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Pixel Mine, Iron Will Games, Asylumsoft Inc., TKO Software

Ashen Empires is a two-dimensional massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by American developer Jason "Lothgar" Ely and now owned by Iron Will Games. It was released for a free, open beta in 2002 and later officially released in 2003.

Allods Online

Allods Online

Release date: 2010

Genres: Fantasy, Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Mail.Ru Group

Allods Online is a free-to-play 3D fantasy MMORPG developed by Allods Team, formerly Astrum Nival, and published by Mail.Ru Group globally, with the international version operated by their subsidiary My.com. The game was originally released in North America on May 11, 2011. Following on from Rage of Mages, Rage of Mages II: Necromancer, Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul, and Evil Islands: Lost in Astral, Allods Online takes the RPG elements of the original games and presents them in an MMORPG…

AirMech

AirMech

Release date: 2018

Genres: Action, Arena, Combat, Multiplayer, Online

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, XBox 360, XBox One

Publishers: Carbon GamesUbisoft

AirMech is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Carbon Games for Microsoft Windows, with Android and VR version in the works. Originally released onto Steam's early access program in November 2012 as the game was fully released in March 2018 under the name AirMech Strike, and additionally released a version on the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 under the name AirMech Arena.

Argo Online

Argo Online

Release date: 2010

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Publishers: mGame Corporation

Argo Online (stylized as ARGO Online) is a hybrid free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Green Forrest. The game borrows stylistic elements from high fantasy and steampunk themes.mGame Corporation launched Argo Online on 4 August 2010 in Korea. On 21 April 2011, Burda:ic launched the game for the western market for North America and Europe. On 1 March 2013, burda:ic announced the end of the European and North American service for Argo Online. In Korea, the game …

Atlantica Online

Atlantica Online

Release date: 2008

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Valofe

Atlantica Online is a free-to-play (F2P) 3D tactical massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by NDOORS Corporation. The game is currently published by Valofe. The game's primary setting is a fantasy-themed alternate history Earth composed of a diverse blend of historical, cultural, allegorical, and mythological elements. The game world is primarily modeled after real-world geography with accessible locations on six of the seven continents as well as the mythical floati…

Arcane Online

Release date: 2016

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Gala Inc.

Arcane Online is a free-to-play fantasy MMORPG for Android and iOS, published by Gala Inc.

Aion

Aion

Release date: 2008

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

Aion: The Tower of Eternity (Korean: 아이온: 영원의 탑) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released by NCSOFT. The game combines PvP and PvE (a concept the developers call PvPvE) in a fantasy game environment. As of May 20, 2009, Aion had 3.5 million subscribers in Asia. AION's first major expansion pack was released to North America and Europe on September 7, 2010 under the name AION: Assault on Balaurea. On February 29, 2012 AION changed publisher in Europe while North Ameri…

Ai Space

Release date: 2008

Genres: Multiplayer, Online

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Ai Space Production Committee

Ai Space (officially stylized as ai sp@ce) is a Japanese virtual 3D massively multiplayer online social game (MMOSG) developed by several companies that formed the Ai Space Production Committee which was launched on October 15, 2008 for Windows PCs, despite an earlier announcement of a Q3 2008 release. Beta testing commenced between mid-September and mid-October 2008. Primary development was handled by Headlock, and Dwango provided the world's infrastructure and Internet service. Dwango's subsid…