I recently leaned that in 2020 Adobe will no longer be supporting Flash Player. This unfortunately means that every online game that runs on flash will no longer be playable. Learning about this made me incredibly nostalgic about the old flash games that I used to play on Kongregate, Miniclip, and so on. So, as a way to commemorate this “genre” of games, I thought I’d ask you all what your favorite flash games are/were. This is also a fun way to be reminded of “the good old days”.
I also wanted to put a spotlight on a program that is working to preserve the best flash games out there. Flashpoint! This is a project by BlueMaxima that is basically just a huge collection of flash games that can be played offline and after flash player dies. It has an absurd amount of games and is overall just a really cool project.
Oh, I’ve played literally thousands, because I used to buy those magazines bundled with 1000+ games CDs, and they were all flash games ripped from the web of course! But to pick the best ones, it’s really tough, because my memory fails me with the names. But I can list some here that I did actually play on Miniclip, Armor Games, etc.
Trial Bike - Yep, the very first game that made RedLynx’s name back in the day. My internet was so crap that I waited hours for the game to load, and kept hearing the dude yell “Monday! Monday! Monday!” all the way through.
Arcuz & Arcuz 2 - As a big fan of the ARPG genre, I’ve spent a lot of time playing this one, and not only once.
Fantasy Online - One of the few online and “mmo” that I played, even participated a bit creating sprites for armors and such, but I got to it too late and it was already on its last days. Killing crabs yay!
Yea, too bad you can’t, I think, the servers are closed. I remember hearing that some people wanted to make a similar game, but it had another name. I had their forum page saved on my other computer… FeelsBadMan
I think I found it, it’s called Waves of Time, but I don’t know if they’re still working on it.
On the other hand, seems that people are saying that the successor of FO is Antaria Online?
I can’t recall the name exactly but it was something like ‘swords and sandals’ or something similar. It was about making your own custom gladiator and well just fighting in arena , upgrading your dude and such. I think it was on Newgrounds.
I don’t know if anyone is interested, but I have a SWF file player from a while back. If you have a Shockwave flash game as their .swf file, it can play it from your computer without a browser (or internet since it’s all saved to your computer).