The Ragtag Squad That Saved 38,000 Flash Games From Internet Oblivion
February 6, 2020 9:26 PM Subscribe
Flashpoint and other enthusiasts have archived tens of thousands of games ahead of the software platform's demise at the end of this year. [Wired]
A burning meteor is headed for the wide, weird world of online Flash games. Adobe will discontinue support for Flash at the end of 2020, rendering the delightful—and sometimes disturbing—’90s- and aughts-era browser games unplayable. It’s bigger than losing access to classic time-wasters like Desktop Tower Defense and Line Rider. A seminal digital culture is at risk. To stave off annihilation, a small underground movement of digital preservationists is fighting hard to spare the little Flash games from their fate.
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