Edge magazine on the world of Flash gaming
Edge magazine recently ran a series of articles on their website about the state of Flash gaming. They interviewed people like Tom Fulp of Newgrounds, Chris Hughes of Flash Game License, and .. err .. me! It’s a really interesting read covering both the perception of Flash in this post-Apple/Jobs HTML5 tainted world, and where things might be heading. The article is split into 5 parts:
Doing deals with Chris Hughes (about Flash game sponsorship)
Trouble ahead? (the HTML5 influence)
The Future (Stage3D, Unity, etc)
Posted on October 24th 2011 at 2:34 pm by Rich.
View more posts in In the Media. Follow responses via the RSS 2.0 feed.
7 ResponsesLeave a comment
Make yourself heard
All about Photon Storm and our
HTML5 game development services
Filter our Content
- Cool Links
- Flash Game Dev Tips
- Game Development
- Geek Shopping
- In the Media
- Phaser 3
Good read, there’s a ton of good info here for little noobies like me.
Hey, why didn’t they interview me? :/
LoL, tnx for the update.
Some great talking points. Not sure about your comment “that no one makes websites with flash anymore”. I think flash still has legs in this area too, although many things that people used to do in flash, slideshows etc are better off done natively in browser.
Morgan – I didn’t say it quite as precisely as that! But that’s the trouble with phone based interviews that jump all over the place. I would still say that edge-cases aside, no-one in their right mind ought to be building 100% Flash based web sites any more though. There are exceptions to this (sites that require really high levels of accessibility for example) but they are few and far between.
Could you briefly if you have time, elaborate on why you think that people shouldnt be building 100% flash sites? i work with graphic design students who simply love creating portfolios in flash. maybe that is an edge case as you say, but maybe you are right and its becoming irrelevant to teach students to make flash websites… interesting thoughts.
The links are broken!