Video: The rise and fall of Flash games -- A postmortem
Flash games! They were a bit of a Big Deal in the game industry, laying the groundwork for the indie game dev boom by offering creators an approachable toolset to make games with and a format accessible to any player with an Internet connection.
That's why Kongregate's John Cooney took the stage at GDC 2017 to deliver a postmortem of Flash games and the Flash game dev community in general, a talk that's that much more valuable now that Flash appears to be riding into the sunset.
Cooney tried to encapsulate the immense history of Flash games and how it shaped the current game industry, offering game devs an informative look at why Flash matters and how it still influences the way we make, sell, and talk about games today.
His talk was packed with interesting takeaways, so if you missed it earlier this year don't miss your shot to go back and watch it right now on the official GDC YouTube channel!
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