border 1border 2

Internet Directory  - Article Details

Why Flash Games Are So Popular

Date Added: June 07, 2014 08:57:08 PM
Author: Nonar
Category: Games: Flash Games
Flash games are being hailed as the future of online gaming. This is because an increasing number of flash games are now available in mainstream gaming genres such as role playing, first person shooters, third person shooters and side scrollers. So, what else make flash games so immensely popular and addictive? Well, there are several other reasons, too.

First of all, there is a plethora of websites that offer free flash games. You neither have to pay anything nor become a member of the site or put up with any other trivial nuisances. All that is required to play these free flash games is simply browsing a flash game website, selecting your favorite genre and start playing. As far as I am concerned, it’s the simplicity behind the design of these games that makes them this addictive. You neither have to follow any complicated, spanning over several episodes storyline nor go through any lengthy manuals and tutorials to understand the gaming controls. Short and simple, these games provide a thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying experience.

Secondly, to enjoy a flash game, you don’t need to own an optimized computer with the latest and most powerful graphic rendering peripherals. Flash games have the ability to run on minimal hardware and consume very little system resources. However, a prerequisite before you start enjoying free flash games is to having a flash plugin installed. This plugin gives your browser the ability to render the flash game flawlessly, providing you with top-notch graphics, optimum sound and an interactive game play. The said plugin is free for download at the official Adobe website and countless others.

Moreover, the ability of flash games to run with equal and uncompromised quality on browsers of all kinds has also immensely contributed to its recognition. It doesn’t matter if you are using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera! Flash games will work, provided you have installed a proper plugin for your respective browser. The fourth reason of flash games being so admired is the ingenuity of the developers which has made it a truly cross platform. A flash game which is available for Windows would even work very well on a computer running Linux or Mac Os system.

Flash games have now become so popular that they are easily available for hand-held devices such as tablets, PDA’s and smart phones etc. Developing flash games has become a full-fledged and monetarily beneficial occupation. Unlike the mainstream gaming industry, where a respectable title would require an entire team of professionals, flash games can be easily developed by a few people or even a single person. All that is required is to be proficient with ActionScript. ActionScript is the coding language used in flash games and bears a very close resemblance to Java script. Hence, it has a very easy learning curve, for most developers who are familiar with any scripting language.
The latest version of ActionScript 3.0 is capable of rendering high-end graphics which are simply astounding to behold!

Copyright ©, 2014. All rights reserved.
You must be logged in to leave a rating.
2 (1 votes)

border 3border 4