From the very earliest computer games, one of the most popular aspects that helped to make them so popular was that they could support multiple players, meaning that more than one person could play the game at the same time. This meant that people could play against each other in competition, so that it was not wholly a player versus computer environment. Most people enjoy competitiveness against friends and family, and reveling in success. Most of the highly popular computer and video games available today are multiplayer games.
The idea of multiplayer has three different meanings or interpretations, however. The first, and original, multiplayer games were simply those in which you took turns. The first player would attempt a level, or complete a race, or carry out some other task which would have measured in some way – perhaps with a high score or time. Once they had either succeeded, … Read More