Flash Truth

…about flash gamedev and business

Madness Regent

Madness Day

Madness Day

I was about to start ranting about flash game development, but a little voice in my head -the same that constantly asks me to behave in public- asked me to start nicely, with the best that flash game developers have to offer: outstanding games.

So I thought to myself… well… what game did really impress me lately? And the answer is Madness Regent, created by Tom Fulp, the creator and owner of Newgrounds himself with graphics by MindChamber. The game launched at Newgrounds in the infamous Madness Day and it’s a hell of a game.

A wonderful start to outstanding games.

Advertisements

October 15, 2008 Posted by | Outstanding Games | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flash Game Development Current Status

Flash Game Development is changing.

People are more aware of flash gaming and general free online gaming now that bigger portals offer an added value in the form of high-scores and social networking. Most of the bigger portals left the supermarket approach of displaying hundreds of games for a more social experience. They embed chat windows, allow logins and comments, ratings and so on.

Developers are changing also. Professional teams are moving from the wounded world of casual downloads to a more open market, failing to understand that developing flash games is less risky, but potentially not profitable.

Advertising networks pile up and Google joins the race. There’s a world of opportunity now, but is it worth it and are you taking advantage of it regardless of you being a player, a developer or a portal owner? And are you dealing with the other two sides as partners or as enemies?

This is the status of flash game development today: Exploding! If it’s a good explosion or a nasty one, we’ll see and I’ll be around to tell you about it.

October 15, 2008 Posted by | General | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment