Don’t worry, your favorite Flash games are probably not going anywhere
Adobe is killing Flash this year, but your favorite games will likely stick around.
We’ve known for a few years that Adobe is killing Flash. However, without getting too technical, the arrival of Flash means that a ton of potential browser video games will be phased out. At least that was what one generally thought, but with the likes of BlueMaxima’s Flashpoint and an interview with Carlton Bryant, the owner of a successful browser-based gaming website known as Thegamerstop. .com, your favorite Flash games are safe and sound.
You probably remember going online in the early 2000s before the great smartphone boom and enjoying Flash video games. There were a ton of readily available websites that let gamers jump online and enjoy a simple video game that didn’t require any downloads or installations. In fact, Flash games were so successful that they could provide not only a means of enjoyment for gamers, but also a healthy source of income for owners and staff.
“Flash game websites in their heyday (circa 2010) were actually really easy cash cows if you only knew a fraction of SEO (search engine optimization). At one point, I was making as much as a fucking doctor. Playing and posting flash games is crazy.
However, now that Flash is over, you might be concerned that some of your favorite games will just disappear. This is where BlueMaxima’s Flashpoint comes in handy, in a way. Flashpoint is an emulator with more than 38,000 games that allows players to download the games to enjoy them directly on their PC.
Really, it’s the small video game titles that are most likely to be lost forever when Flash ends. These are the titles that are most likely to benefit from Flashpoint by BlueMaxima. For the bigger hits, changes have already been made by the developers to keep the titles supported.
“Many developers / publishers / sponsors have started to ensure that their profitable flash game titles get re-export to HTML5. You can find endless number of HTML5 game titles to publish.
For Carlton Bryant, the end of Flash is something that should be viewed as a positive, especially if you are a fan of browser video games. The same can be said for developers who create browser-based video games.
“In my opinion, Flash deserves to die – and it sucks, but Adobe has taken advantage of its grip on the market for so long and hasn’t done anything to improve it. Flash developers may not like having to learn new code or what not to develop games, but HTML5 is an amazing thing and easily the norm these days.
Flash games were also not protected. anyone with a little knowledge of ActionScript could unlock games and steal them. But with HTML5 there is more protection for your Internet IP, if a well-versed developer of an HMTL5 game doesn’t want you to steal their games – they have some pretty simple ways to protect you from getting it.
As mentioned, Adobe is ending support for Flash on December 31, 2020, where it will be removed from all browsers through a Windows update. That gives you a little under a year to really research some of the classic titles you loved and make sure they’re available today via HTML5 or available on BlueMaxima’s Flashpoint.
Source: BlueMaxima, Carlton Bryant