Tag: Flash

  • Adobe kills Flash for mobile in favor of HTML5

    That’s it, folks. Adobe Flash Player for mobile devices has officially packed up its bags and walked out the door never to be seen again. Of course, Flash for desktop operating systems will live on (and probably not all that well), but Adobe has decided that Flash on mobile devices just isn’t in the cards. […]

  • Google’s Swiffy Converts SWF Files to HTML5

    Amidst of all the recent announcements from Google comes a lesser-known feature that’s available now in Google Labs. It’s a small service called Swiffy, and it will convert SWF (the file format for Flash) files into HTML5 versions for use in most modern browsers like Chrome and Safari. Google says the process works by first […]

  • Friday Fun! Relive Fond Memories With Organ Trail

    The Organ Trail is a re-imagining of the classic Oregon Trail, except set in the present day and with zombies. It features throwback graphics and classic controls.

  • Friday Fun! Expand Your Gaming Horizons With ‘The Day’

    This week’s edition of Friday Fun is a bit of a departure from the usual games we feature. While it’s still technically a Flash game, The Day is more interactive fiction than it is an addictive time waster like most Flash games. Gameplay is incredibly simple, and much greater emphasis is placed on atmosphere and […]

  • Friday Fun! Why Do Homework When You Can Procrastinate With Liferaft: Zero?

    With school starting for many of our readers (myself included), what better way to celebrate than with another edition of Friday Fun? After all, Flash games are the ultimate procrastination tool! Liferaft: Zero is a devious blend of the setting from Portal, the acrobatics of N, and the frustrating difficulty of Jumper. You play the […]

  • Friday Fun! Get That Fake Sense of Accomplishment In Achievement Unlocked 2

    If you’ve played a game on a major gaming platform in the past few years, chances are you’re familiar with achievements. Games on the Xbox 360 have them in the form of a Gamerscore, where certain actions in games gain you points that are displayed in your profile. The Playstation 3 has platinum, gold, silver, […]

  • How to Install Adobe Flash Player Without Installing Adobe’s DLM (Download Manager) Browser Plugin

    Most of us use Adobe Flash, that’s simply a fact of the internet.  YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, and dozens of other sites currently use Flash to provide you with interactive media and applications, and until HTML5 (hopefully) gives us a viable alternative, we’re stuck with it in many ways. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t […]

  • Friday Fun! Get Your RTS On In Pixel Legions

    In this week’s Friday Fun, I bring you a Flash game with a bit more depth than previous entries. Pixel Legions takes the complexity of most modern real-time strategy games and boils it down into its most basic form, perfect for the Flash game format. In Pixel Legions there is only one unit type, the […]

  • Friday Fun! Get Your Flash Game Fill With Morplee

    Kick back and relax, it’s Friday! What better way to pass the time at work than with a Flash game? Morplee follows the WarioWare format of throwing mini-games at you and seeing how fast you react. You’re given 60 seconds to complete 25 mini-games, running the gamut from frantically clicking as fast as you can […]

  • Adobe and NVIDIA Collaborating on GPU Acceleration for Flash

    Adobe and NVIDIA announced today that GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) acceleration will be included in future releases of the Adobe Flash Player.  Both Adobe and NVIDIA are part of the Open Screen Project, a collaborative project intended to bring rich internet applications to the desktop by taking advantage of the full capabilities of Adobe Flash.  […]