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Flash is disappearing, but many of his great video games will still be alive

Flash is disappearing, but many of his great video games will still be alive

Different initiatives try to preserve all the games created in Adobe Flash.

Flash is disappearing, but many of his great video games will still be alive

In case you didn’t know, the arrival of 2021 has left a bad news. Adobe, as announced in mid-2020, stopped distributing and updating Flash Player, which means the disappearance of all the applications that made use of it on the web. And yes, also many video games created in the Flash environment. Many of you have surely played on browser titles that have used it.

Initiatives like Ruffle and Flashpoint help preserve video games created in FlashIn fact, some later gave switching to PC or consoles, like Alien Hominid. In an interesting article in El País we see how there are people in the world who have decided keep all content which was created in Flash, including video games. Initiatives like Ruffle (a Flash Player emulator) and Flashpoint (where around 70,000 games are saved) are contributing to this.

“I thought of all the games that could be gone forever or that were already gone due to the removal of Flash. I woke up and I got down to workSaid for example the founder of Flashpoint, Ben latimore. “Switching to new platforms is a necessary evil in the name of progress. The error is in the attempts at lack of protection darkness what there was before, “he added.

Flash is disappearing, but many of his great video games will still be alive

“Some purists insist that just the original experience it’s genuine, in the sense that listening to a vinyl album is the only way. But for the vast majority, if these contents are not readily available, simply they won’t be able to enjoy it“, Indicated Mike gallois, responsible for Ruffle.

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Without a doubt, the disappearance of Flash it’s a problem, but thanks to such actions, many Flash creations can be preserved. Some time ago we also brought you another service that seeks the game preservation, although this time they are classics, giving players the option to play them in the cloud.

More information: Adobe Flash, browser and video games for PC.