Adobe will “kill” Flash by the end of this year, the same software that created games and animations come alive during the earlier stages of the Internet era.
Adobe Flash is seen as an unstable and vulnerable program to deal with, to the point it is frowned upon by many big tech companies like Google and Apple. Nobody will care and many will find it good riddance by the time it’s gone.
Games and animations supported by Flash, however, would be missed by many. Thankfully, the platform called Internet Archive, your go-to library of all sorts of media from the way back, unearthed some of the games and animations and made them playable through Ruffle’s emulator even after Flash goes inanimated.
Here are our recommendations available on the platform:
- Age of War: A 2D scrolling strategy game where you have to defend your base and destroy your enemy accompanied with an epic war soundtrack.
- Oreo O’s Extreme Creme Control: A casual puzzle game where you fill your Oreo cookies with cream by placing the right pipes together while craving for Oreos.
- Scooby-Doo: Escape from the Coolsonian: A point-and-click escape game featuring Scooby-Doo and the gang based on the movie Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
- Arcane: The Miller Estate series: An adventure point-and-click game where you play as Prescott investigating the Miller Estate’s mysterious grounds and cellar.
- There She Is!!: a Flash web animation series produced by the South Korean animation studio SamBakZa, which follows a unlikely yet heartwarming story between a cat and a bunny amid the societal disapproval of inter-species relationships.