Browser games are in a strange place right now. While their quality has improved dramatically over the last few years (due in part to the advancements in 3D browser plugins), they still see a negative stigma placed upon their heads. Granted, this is for a legitimate reason. Browser games were and still remain largely horrible, but recently we have seen games like City of Steam, Gunswords, Chronoblade, and even Heroes and Generals show us it is possible to deliver a fairly entertaining and sometimes lengthy gaming experience within the browser.
Rumble Entertainment and their action RPG KingsRoad hope for a chance to be considered more than just another browser MMO. Greg Richardson, CEO of Rumble Entertainment touched on this very point when he talked about how they had “been pouring our hearts into reshaping what players can expect from a Facebook or browser game.” The game allows players to assume the role of a knight, archer, or wizard while journeying across the kingdom known as Alderstone in a quest to save it from the inevitable evil places with such names attract. The game offers real-time combat (no tab targeting), a robust loot and skill system, along with towering bosses. KidsRoad just went into open beta and to celebrate Rumble will be holding a series of launch week events and giveaways. You can find the full list of events or just try the game out for yourself by visiting the official site here.