Vivaldi's Web Browser Now Includes an 80s Cyberpunk Arcade Game

  • Vivaldi's Web Browser Now Includes an 80s Cyberpunk Arcade Game

Vivaldi's Web Browser Now Includes an 80s Cyberpunk Arcade Game

It's hard to make new versions of a web browser stand out and worth talking about, but Vivaldi has managed to do so by building an arcade game into its browser.

First and foremost, one of the most notable additions is Vivaldia, a built-in game inspired by the Future Noir and CyberPunk and which is available today on Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, and Chromebooks.

Vivaldia is built right into the browser, meaning that it can be run while connected to the Internet or offline. Okay, so it's not much - according to what we've seen, it's a simple 2D "runner" game, where you're asked to shoot various cyber-enhanced villains, with a health bar and some other familiar elements. You get to it by visiting "vivaldi://game" using Vivaldi's address bar, but it can also be accessed via a link on the browser's start page on desktop and Android.

Oh, did you want to know what's new as part of the browser?

As mentioned earlier, you can now play the new Vivaldia game on Android too. A small progress bar animation will be displayed on each tab.

Vivaldi's 3.4 release also comes with a couple of new browser features including configurable context menus and the option to set pages to reload automatically. This way, you can rearrange, add, or remove the actions based on your usage preferences. The feature also supports renaming menu items with emojis and custom entries.

Menus can also be further tweaked within Vivaldi 3.4. You can enable the feature by right-clicking on a tab, followed by choosing the periodic reload option.

We assume, however, that most everyone will be checking out Vivaldia, at least to begin with.