Flash web games are created with vector images and actionscript programming using Adobe Flash software. Flash web games are very popular among online users and come in a wide range of categories including sports, action, kids, puzzle, adventure, virtual casino, music, word search and educational games. Different types of flash web games have been developed to satisfy players of all ages from kids to adults.
In the past, computer games usually have high CPU and bandwidth requirements because of the use of large size, high resolution bitmap images. With the increasing popularity of web based games in recent years, Flash has become the mainstream of web game development tool with its vector based image processing and rich set of animation effects.
There are several benefits of using Flash to create web games versus using other types of software. Flash games load a lot faster than games developed with other software programs because it is 100% vector based. Flash also comes with many built-in animation effects, which makes it easier for developer to program a colorful, fast loading, smooth running gaming experience for players. Flash compiled animations use very little memory and bandwidth, without compromising on the quality and features of the games. The Flash developer kit from Adobe is also inexpensive compare to other professional game development software. In addition, flash games plug-in are available on different platforms including Windows, MACOS, Linux and even some handheld OS.
All these factors have made Flash the best flash game development software for web programmers, and made web game easy to develop with cross platform support, and addictive to play.
Online web games are not just for kids.
Many web game players online are adults who do not regard themselves as gamers, or fans of video games. Flash web games are often played on a personal computer online in web browsers. They are usually extremely simple gameplay, like a virtual casino game or shooting game that can be played entirely using a one-button mouse or keypad, the overall difficulty of the game is much lower than a traditional game -- so they are sometimes referred to as Casual Game. Players of casual game should be able to able to open and play the game within a few minutes without reading any long instructions. This simple aspect of casual games has helped grow the web gaming industry rapidly.
Flash is a great authoring tool for developing an interactive a web game or casual game. An experienced flash animator can develop a mini flash game within several hours with high quality image and animations. Another advantage is that flash plug in is available for all types of browsers on PC, Mac, or Linux, through a web browser or standalone (e.g. on a 3G phone)
How to make a flash game if you are not a game design artists? You can also consider create flash games using available flash game templates. Flash game templates are ready to use mini flash games with full source code files and license for distribution for commerical or advertising purpose. These flash game templates can be customized, modified using Adobe Flash. So you can easily add your own name, logo, text, link or even replaces the graphics. You can buy flash game templates from commerical websites or search online forums for open source flash game source code samples.
Flash games can be used to bring new visitors to websites and increase website brand awareness. For example, a sport website selling golf clubs, racquets, fishing equipments can put related flash web games on website for their visitors to play. When a website makes a free flash game available, it would attract a lot more people to visit the website and stay on the website longer. This can help website to increase visitors and have the potential to earn revenue from sponsor ads or product sales. Most casual flash game are distributed for free after development. And for some popular flash games, they are usually licensed to a large company base on sponsorship or ad revenue share basis.
If you are interested in making a flash game, or like to receive quotation for create a custom flash game, please contact us with brief project specifications, we will get back to you within 1 business day. For custom made flash games, we provide all source code files to clients upon project completion for royalty-free usage.
For samples of customized flash games we made, please check our customize flash game samples area.