Flash was a software platform designed and released by the company Adobe. It was once used to power everything from online animation to video games. It was officially discontinued on December 31st, 2020. It is no longer supported and will not operate in updated browsers.
Due to the gradual phasing out of Flash by browsers including Firefox and Chrome in January of 2021, online Flash games stopped working.
While it *may* still be possible to continue playing Flash games in a browser that has not been updated since some time prior to January of 2021, these games will no longer work in ones that have been updated since then.
HTML5 is a type of programming language that is used to power various types of content online, video games included. It was initially released in October of 2014.
HTML5 games are online video games that are powered by HTML5.
Due to the internet’s gradual transition to HTML5, Unity, and similar technologies, Adobe made the decision to stop supporting Flash, which was rapidly becoming outdated and didn’t work well with mobile devices. These are a few of the reasons why it is no longer available. For further information, please read the response to “Is HTML5 better than Flash?
It’s quite simple. Flash games are games that are powered by Flash. HTML5 games are games that are powered by HTML5.
Many developers argue that HTML5 is far superior to Flash. It's largely considered more secure. HTML5 is less vulnerable to attacks by hackers, for example. It also requires less electricity from batteries or other power sources. Games and additional types of online content tend to load faster with HTML5 than Flash and work better with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
Unfortunately, that might not be possible. We currently have hundreds of Flash games on our websites. It would be incredibly difficult to convert all of them to HTML5. There are also legal agreements we have with various game developers that further complicate things and may prevent us from including certain titles.
However, we are keeping track of the games our users would most like us to convert to find out which ones are the most popular. You can send your suggestions via this online form. We’re currently doing everything we can to update as many games as possible, and we really appreciate your feedback.