How to Play Thousands of Archived Internet Flash Games for Free
In the early days of the web, Flash was king. You couldn’t walk past a popular website without seeing treasures of Flash videos, cartoons, and games. Sometimes even entire websites were built in Flash and featured insane custom layouts and animations that you couldn’t find anywhere else.
But Flash is no longer in top form. Major web developers are dropping support for the venerable system at the end of the year. What’s more, the support has become buggy, slow, and riddled with security holes. Tap or click here to see how some fake Flash updates are malware.
As Flash follows the dinosaurs trail, it takes years of valuable internet content and history. That’s why a developer decided to archive more than 38,000 Flash games into one easy-to-use app that anyone can play for free. Here’s how you can check it out for yourself.
Over 38,000 Flash games saved from deletion, now free to play
Independent developer BlueMaxima has released a new app that brings users face-to-face with more than 38,000 Flash games that are believed to have been phased out by the end of 2020. These games, according to BlueMaxima, are an important part of the history of the game. Web and cannot afford to be lost in the sands of time.
The new software, called “Flashpoint”, is a free application that you can download to your personal computer. Games running in the app do not need an internet connection to function once they have been downloaded and can be used offline at any time.
BlueMaxima claims to have collected over 38,000 games and 2,400 animations running on 13 different platforms. Without his efforts, these essential pieces of Internet history might have disappeared forever.
Are these games safe? How can I get them?
Flashpoint can be downloaded directly from the BlueMaxima website. From the download page, be sure to use the Flash point 7.1 Infinite mirror, as it does not require torrent software download. Tap or click to learn about the dangers of the torrent.
Note that some anti-virus applications like Avast and AVG may report this software. BlueMaxima says this is a false positive due to its file type, and has a troubleshooting page specifically for the issue.
It should also be borne in mind that some of these games may not be suitable for children. Before letting them play, take a look at the title and explore the in-game content first to be 100% sure it’s appropriate.
The full list of games and entertainment is available here. We recommend that you use Ctrl + F and search for “Sexual Content” to eliminate adult games before your kids have a chance to experience them.
Keep in mind that many of these games are copyrighted and have not given BlueMaxima express permission to archive them and make them available for offline play. BlueMaxima maintains that the historical and archival purpose justifies the safeguard and offers a complaint form for licensees to have specific items removed if they wish.
But if those games aren’t enough for you, the Internet Archive has more where it came from. Tap or click here to view thousands of free Windows games.