For those of you who don’t already know, as of December of this year Adobe will no longer be providing support for flash player. (This doesn’t mean flash player will be deleted in December, it means flash will get buggier and buggier until it stops working because no one will be fixing the bugs anymore)
Today while feeling nostalgic and rummaging the internet for some of my old favorite flash games I came across this article which talks about a project called Flashpoint which aims to preserve all flash games before Flash player’s demise makes them obsolete. Read the article here: https://www.wired.com/story/flash-games-digital-preservation-flashpoint/
The Flashpoint project has so far preserved 38,000 games
The games will all be playable offline to protect against any future changes in internet technology interfering with gameplay
All of the games will be available in torrent form for free
(So to the folks who interacted with this post: Adobe Flash Gone in 2020, there is hope! )
In celebration of this positive news, let’s reminisce shall we? What were/are some of your favorite flash based games (whether on AddictingGames, Newgrounds, or elsewhere)?
My personal top five were: Fancy Pants Adventure (1 and 2), Line Rider, literally any Orsinal game, Bloons, and this game called Secret Life that I swear existed on AddictingGames but is absolutely impossible to find.