Many gamers have fond memories of playing Flash games on their browser. Players only had to navigate to their favorite sites and begin playing without having to download the game separately.
Flash had had several issues over the years. In 2017, Adobe announced that they were shutting it down for good at the end of 2020. This meant websites still using Flash had to step forward. For many gamers, this potentially meant the end of their favorite childhood games.
Now, all of those old Flash games from the past don’t have to go away for good.
BlueMaxima has announced Flashpoint, a web game preservation project. While the project has been in the works since early 2018, the project is gaining more attention as the end date for Flash creeps loser.
“Flashpoint utilizes a strong selection of open-source software in an easy-to-use launcher. Our Redirector does a massive amount of service by making web content pretend it’s on the internet. Learn more about Flashpoint by using the links at the top of the page.” states the official website.
To access the database of games, players have to download Flashpoint on the official website. The newest release was launched at the end of January.
The website contains all necessary downloads, an informative FAQ, Wiki, and links to the Discord server and Github project.
Since the project started, Flashpoint has “saved more than 38,000 games and 2,400 animations running on 13 different platforms.” That number is only growing every day.
The platforms include Flash, 3D Groove GX, 3DVIA Player, ActiveX, Authorware, GoBit, HTML5, Java, PopCap Plugin, Shiva3D, Shockwave, Silverlight, and Unity.
The games are all included within the download. For every new update, additional games are included. The full list of games also includes which new games are planned to be included.
The games include a variety of original games and series based on existing properties. An example of titles includes Lego Super Heroes Team Up, Surgeon Simulator 2013, and 300 The Movie: Seize Your Glory. The games come from all over the world, so not all of the game titles are in English.
If a player is seeking a specific game or contribute, they can reach out to the development team via the Discord server. This also includes removing a game from the project, though BluePoint hopes to appeal to the original creator before removing any titles from the master list.