GameRanger is an online gaming platform that includes "social-media-like" features to truly interact with other players.
GameRanger was created by Scott Kevill and is currently located in Perth, Australia. The service has been active since 1999, originally for Mac users. and has been featured in Macworld Magazine in 1999 scoring an accolade for “Best Internet Gaming Achievement”. They later included Windows players in 2008 creating a large community of online players worldwide.
There are currently over 40 cross-platform games available allowing you to interact with many players. The software is a potpourri of over 700 multiplayer games available for members of different tiers. There are 3 membership tiers labeled as Basic (free), Silver ($19.95 per year), and Gold ($39.95 per year). With each high ranking tier, there are more privileges included such as the number of friends you can add, profile customization, advertisement removal, and more.
The GameRanger website is very clear an easy to navigate. The software download is available on the website for free. From the downloaded software, you would create your account and begin playing with the option to host or join an active game. Outside of the software (on their website), players can submit the issues to support from which they would contact you later with possible resolutions.
The software gives the opportunity to chat and play across multiple platforms.
There is an opportunity to receive more privileges for a one-time yearly fee.
Players can interact on the software both through voice communication and IM-like chat.
Social networking features are used such as custom profiles, friends lists, and the aforementioned chat.
As of 2015, GameRanger claimed to have over 6 million registered members within their community.
This software is perfect for players who enjoy playing with others worldwide while having secure social functions in reach to truly interact with friends.
The software is available for download on both Mac and PC.