Lockdown was by far the best game to come from Toonami's total immersion events. It beat the pants off of The Intruder's and Trapped in Hyperspace's games. Every few years I track it down and play as far as it lets you (iirc the final boss is inaccessible now for some reason). Hell, I'll probably do it again when I get home tonight.
Looks a lot like Scorched Earth, which was a DOS game and likely predecessor to Worms...unless it was based on something itself. There's a webpage that has a Java-based version that claims to be an update (SE 2000) but nothing loads for me when I go to the different pages: http://www.scorch2000.com/
Awesome to see AdventureQuest appreciation here!
I found the company behind it, Artix Entertainment, around 2008 or something, and between that and 2012 I dedicated most of my PC gaming time to their games, especially DragonFable. I still have lifetime membership on few of their games, and I was even lucky enough to visit their office once. Super cool guys.
Anyway, I don't recall using internet that much before 2005-ish, so that's pretty old in my book.
Neopets is one of the oldest games I remember playing. One summer I spent the entire summer holiday playing the games and made about 250k Neopoints. I still know my login details but unfortunately I can't actually log in. It wants me to verify my birthday but I must have put a fake one in when I signed up and I can't remember it because it was over a decade ago. Poor old wolfgang2233i will never get fed again...
Any Canadian's remember that old Halloween YTV flash game where you broke into this old guy's house to get something. It was a basic adventure game but there was a timer of sorts and every time it ran out the guy would appear and you were supposed to have concealed yourself. If you didn't conceal yourself in the right place he would find you and then...kill you? Or did he just throw you out?
Looking at screenshots in this thread reminded me of MOTAS, but I don't know that they ever finished it. The last time I played, I remember a hallway with an opening exposed to space or maybe night time? That was awhile ago.
These and Archmage were the earliest games that I remember. There was also a 3rd one that was kind of a mix of the systems in Planetarion and Archmage with a bunch of different races, as opposed to the system in Archmage where you picked your wizards color of magic much like in Magic The Gathering, which then determined your spells and troops and such.
Of course there's the plethora of flash games from Newgrounds but the one browser game that I keep being reminded of was one where you choose a pet and have it battle other people's pets in a browser turn-based format. You'd get a list of pets to fight every time and you'd choose between a higher level and bigger rewards or a weaker pet with smaller winnings. After they reached level 20 they turned from cute little animals into realistic looking adults. You won exp and money every time you won and used money to level up. People also didn't have to be online, their pets would just fight automatically
The website also had one game that was basically the same thing but with a cars so you raced instead.
To this day, it kills me that I don't know the name of the game or website.
This probably doesn't count since it was more of early to mid 2000s, but I have very fond memories of playing Slime Soccer and Slime Volleyball in computer lab back in middle school. I remember we used to do stupid little world cup tournaments in Slime Soccer all the time.
Oh Inklink... It was basically a game of online Pictionary. My friend and I would mess with people by joining the same room while we talked on the phone. When one of us got our word, we'd draw something completely different while the other person guessed correctly. Everyone would get confused and we thought it was the funniest thing ever.