Why the Flash Technology is Still Great for Game Development
Beginners who want to get started in game development would find that creating flash games is more recommended yet seldom used in creating video games today. There are many objections to the use of flash in creating games as can be noted in the iPads, iPhones and most Android devices not running flash in their browsers.
Maybe it’s because of the flash ads which pop up frequently in the browsers or the annoying issues of having the flash plugin crash time and again or much of the distaste to flash could be attributed to the recent improvement of HTML5 which allow browsers to handle some functions today which were formerly handled using flash environments a while ago.
But there are several reasons why flash technology is not going away very soon. They include;
Easier implementation of game actions.
The flash environment enables the game developer to have easier implementation of the game details and specifics, thus as a developer, you are left to concentrate on the functionalities of the game while the flash environment takes care of the memory management, image & artwork drawing as well as recognition of any input devices to be used in playing the game.
The current programming language for flash technology, AS3 is very versatile, powerful and emphasis much focus on game programming due to its great functionality in hardware acceleration, powerful 3D graphic support, as well it has enabled networking capabilities.
There are various online support forums and communities with millions of members who can offer advice and support about various programming functionalities in the flash environment. Also there are lot of material and resources for a game developer to reference.
Flash games may today be unsupported by many mobile devices but there is a way to go about all this by exporting flash games to these mobile devices as native apps and thus have the games still work normally. Actually today there are several thousands of flash games sold in App store or Google Play Store etc due to this technology.