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July 15th, 08:38 AM
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Pillbug
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
Love! True love! 
As someone whose job involves working on an application built in Flash, this fills me with dread. As someone in his early 20s who grew up on the likes of Kongregate, Armor Games, Newgrounds, and many other websites to entertain me instead of doing homework, this fills me with great sorrow.

I felt like posting this here because I believe the demographic that enjoys Dink Smallwood is also more than familiar with the joy of getting lost in a Flash game for a few hours, or watching poorly animated videos that we still remember.

Itís also a testament to the longevity of this community, as people are still finding ways to bring new Dink adventures to us and find new avenues for us to enjoy the old ones, even as other powerhouses come to an end. Who knew a development platform would get me in my feels, but here we are.
July 15th, 01:56 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
yeah, don't you just love how stupid they're being about retiring support for it?

like, k. why not destroy a significant amount of creations just because of your vague notions of it being unsecure.
July 15th, 02:17 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
like, k. why not destroy a significant amount of creations just because of your vague notions of it being unsecure.


Don't think it has to do with security. It has to do with the fact that there's better alternatives out there like HTML5.
July 15th, 05:15 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Bluedy:

Don't think it has to do with security. It has to do with the fact that there's better alternatives out there like HTML5.

I agree with that statement Bluedy, and so does Adobe (see below).

Adobe announced in February that it's planning to end the life of Flash by 2020, due to open standards such as HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly maturing; taking over the capabilities and functionalities that its plugins pioneer.
July 16th, 12:59 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
i thought it was a security issue. this is dumber.

no reason the old and the new can't coexist, unless the old is causing issues. flash isn't causing issues.
July 16th, 02:15 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
flash is twice as resourse using as html5. and probably slower
July 16th, 03:25 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
and the conversion to html5 depends on the developer or a developer to go in and convert it. so, tons of stuff will break.
July 16th, 04:05 PM
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Lots of great works will probably be lost because of this. However, I think its better for the health of the web overall and will push for HTML5, WebAssembly and WebGL to have better tooling which will usher in a new era of browser game play