With Adobe this morning announcing that they would stop updating and distributing Flash Player at the end of 2020, the date has finally been set for the death of Flash. And it’s not before too long: the standard was riddled with security errors, and Adobe couldn’t update it fast enough to plug all the holes hackers kept finding.
But for all its flaws, Flash has been an incredible resource of entertainment and mirth to the gaming community. So for this week’s Big Question, I’d like you to tell us: what’s your favourite Flash game of all time?
Something that started out life as a Flash game is Stick Cricket, which people probably know for the more modern iterations you can get on your phone. It was a much simpler game back then: stick figure heads, flat pitches and outfields, but the mechanics were predominately the same.
It’s far from the most monumental Flash game, though. Frog Fractions has a good claim to that, being a flash game that ended up spawning a Kickstarter and an incredible ARG that saw its sequel stay hidden for two years.
Jim Crawford, the man who just released the most well-hidden video game of the last two years by smuggling it inside another one, misses a time when video games had more secrets.Read more
Something that I remember back in the day was Line Rider, a weird game about drawing tracks in the snow with the mouse. The original Flash version was phased out in 2008, but it started out as a Flash game, and it resulted in incredible creations like this:
So, tell us. What’s your favourite Flash game?