Flash games have been around for generations and have always been a part of any millennial’s childhood. All the way back in 1996 when Flash was called “SmartSketch” by FutureWave who were bought out by Macromedia, and they renamed it to “Flash,” and that’s how it stayed to this day. However, in 2005 Macromedia was bought out by Adobe, who kept the original title “Flash,” and continued all the way until 2020 where they have sworn to stop the flash players.
So what makes the software so great, and why have the users been using it since 1996? Well, put simply, it was the fact that there was nothing else like it. If you wanted to play your computer game, then you needed flash and it was needed until recently. However, flash games are free because of the download requirements. If you have adobe flash now, you’re not paying for the games you play. Making them enjoyable to not have to pay into.
So why is flash going out of business? Well, it is just discontinuing flash. Adobe will still be around, but it will stop running flash. So what happens to all the flash games that people play? Well, there’s no definitive answer to that. Maybe no download will be required to play games anymore. Or maybe someone else will come along and create a software that requires a quick payable download that allows you to play the games that used to be run by flash.
Regardless of the circumstances, flash has been around for 24 years before it was done with its operations. It has had an epic run and in computer and technology time, that’s forever. It’s always in with the new and take the old to the trash bin. So the next time you play a game in 2020, just remember flash isn’t going to be running anymore per its agreement.