Christmas Online Gaming Trends Revealed by Free Download Games Website

The experts at, one of the internet’s most popular destinations for free download games and in-browser titles, have given their predictions for the gaming trends that will dominate computers this festive season. In analyzing some of their usage patterns and top titles, they have been able to decipher which game genres are set to provide the entertainment for every gamer’s Christmas season this year.

Nikolai Veselov from, said, “We have pinpointing a number of key trends that seem to be emerging ahead of Christmas, as avid gamers settle down for an enjoyable winter of gaming fun. As with any market, whether it is fashion, films, design or dance, it is important for us to keep track of new trends so that we can provide our users with the titles they want to play, and this new data has given us a great insight into what our users want this festive season.”

The experts at the site have identified that two main online game genres look set to emerge over the winter period: time management and match-3 games. All of these games are thought to be highly playable for those long hours curled up on a laptop sheltering from the cold and the snow. Anyone who has ever played a match-3 online game could tell you that it is easy to lose track of time when trying to reach that next bonus!

Match-3 games like the enduringly popular Space Bubbles and the innovative new El Dorado Quest are the perfect way to spend a wintry evening. The easy gameplay is simple to get the hang of, meaning that this genre has been identified as an up-and-coming hit for the winter. Each of the match-3 games available from has different features, bonuses and a mass of different levels to enjoy, so every gaming experience is different when you choose match-3.

Time management games have proven themselves to be all the rage on social networks, and now they can be played without having to post endless requests to friends to gain an advantage. This is one of the key factors in the popularity of online time management games, which are set to soar in popularity as people find they have a few hours to spare over the Christmas period. Titles such as Farmscapes and Virtual Villagers are already hugely popular with a number of demographics, and they look set to take root in the public psyche over Christmas, as gamers escape into the worlds of farming and village management.

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