Try to grow larger and create the biggest cell. Users have excellent reflexes and keep moving whilst avoiding enemies. Make the cell eat the tiny colored dots to grow. Conquer the Agar.io arena and devour other players in hectic multiplayer action.
Agar.io also has a Battle Royale mode now, you can find it here. It's absolutely amazing! UPDATE: If you like Agario, you should definitely try out our other .io games such as Slither.io, Paper.io, and Krunker!
Release DateApril 2015
- Web browser
- iOS app
- Android app
DeveloperAgar.io is developed by Matheus Valadares, a Brazilian developer, who was only 19 years old when he developed the game!
- Fast-paced .io game to eat smaller cells to become bigger
- Four games modes, including Battle Royale
- An account system
- Play with your friends in the same arena
- Playable in fullscreen
History of the game
It was only later that the name "Agar.io" was suggested by an anonymous user on 4chan. Matheus continued adding new features to the game one week later Agar.io entered Steam Greenlight.
Initially, the feedback on the game's release was mixed. Some 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." However, there was also sile criticism on the simple gameplay. This was mainly targeted towards the repetitiveness and the controls of the mobile version. Tom Christiansen of Gamezebo said the game wasn't able to hold his attention and that overall it was highly repetitive.
The success of the game
Nevertheless, Agar.io quickly became a success, mainly because it was frequently propagated through social media and broadcast on Twitch.tv and YouTube. The mobile version of the game was downloaded more than ten million times during their first week, and in 2015, Agar.io was Google's most searched video game. In the same year, it was even listed as the fifth top game on YouTube’s list of top games. Fun fact, Agar.io was also featured in the Netflix TV-series House of Cards!