Nitrome registers its library of Flash games with the HTML 5 emulator
If you didn’t know, the majority of web browsers will stop using flash drives by the end of 2020, which means the death of browser games we used to play for hours as a child. One of the most popular sites, Nitrome, has decided to back up its library of flash games. They managed to team up with Poki, another online gaming site that offers gamers the ability to play games on almost any device, to emulate Nitrome’s library via HTML 5.
Nitrome’s last blog post explained in detail how the process works, as well as the pros and cons of using HTML 5. Bad ice cream, the first title to receive the treatment is currently available for trial. The developer had to sacrifice a slight difference in performance, which gamers might notice when playing the available flash titles. This is due to the limitations of software emulation, which invariably creates additional time for the program to run its emulation code. However, the team uses the exact code from the original games pulled straight from the original flash files. and promised to improve over time.
There are also advantages to the situation, as using HTML 5 will allow you to play the library of flash games on your mobile phones and tablets. As HTML 5 is a universal standard and Poki’s experience in delivering HTML 5 games to all platforms, this has become a natural feature. Not only that, the team made sure to design virtual control overlays that can be configured on a per-game basis.
In other news, Nitrome gave its fans an update on the status of the new site under construction which they have discussed in previous blogs. The studio’s original intention at the time was to create a new website focused on games outside of the browser. The decision was overturned, mainly due to the shift in focus to accommodate the newly available HTML 5 games on the newly updated site they currently have. Nonetheless, Nitrome plans to create a new site that will be more responsive and suitable for use on mobile devices, with no given timeline as to when we should expect it to go live.
How many browser games did you play growing up? Which Nitrome title are you most eager to try after receiving the HTML 5 treatment? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.