Agar.io


Agar.io is among the most popular multiplayer games. Agario is an addictive MMO in which you must consume food and be eaten in order to take on the World of colorful cell. To grow, you must eat targets that are no larger than you. Second larger objects must be allowed to roam more or you’ll die. Begin moving across the grid, trying to capture every speck of color. To dominate the world, you must grow, eat and divide.


It is essential to grow bigger and create the biggest possible cell. They are quick and have great reaction times. To grow, make cells eat tiny dots of color. Take control of the Agar.io arena and devour other players in a chaotic multiplayer action.


Release Date


April 2015


Platforms


  • Web browser

  • iOS app

  • Android app


Developer


Matheus Valades Matheus Valades, a Brazilian developer who founded Agar.io when he was only 19 years old!


Features


  • This fast-paced.io videogame lets you consume smaller cells faster to increase their size.

  • There are four game modes that include Battle Royale

  • A system for accounts

  • Play with your friends

  • Playable in fullscreen


The development and history of the game


Launch


Matheus Valadares launched Agar.io via fourchan on the 28th of April, 2015. Matheus Valadares (a Brazilian developer aged 19) developed the game using JavaScript and C++. It took just a few days. To play the game, players had to connect to Valadares’ IP address. The game was not officially announced.


An anonymous user on 4chan suggested the name “Agar.io”. Matheus added new features to Agar.io within a week. Agar.io was then added to Steam Greenlight.


Initial reviews


Initial reactions to the game’s launch were mixed. Many players praised the game for its simplicity and game mechanics. Fans of the game even described the game as “a good abstraction of the fierce survival-of-the-fittest competition that you sometimes see on the microscopic level.” Some critics were skeptical of the game’s simplicity. The majority of the criticism was focused on the repetitive nature of the controls in the mobile version. Tom Christiansen, Gamezebo’s Gamer said that the game was hard to concentrate on and was repetitive in general.


The game’s success


Agar.io was a huge success because it was widely shared through social media and broadcast on Twitch.tv. Agar.io’s mobile application was downloaded more than 10 million times in the first week. It was also Google’s most searched-for video game in the year 2015. It was also the fifth most played game on YouTube’s top video games list for 2015. Agar.io was also featured in House of Cards, a Netflix TV-series.


Controls


Use your mouse to play. To release mass, press W and spacebar to separate yourself.

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