The Evolution of Flash Games
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
The last two decades have seen possibly the most rapid advancements in technology of all time. A new hi-tech idea seems to pop up every day, whilst the technology we do have is constantly evolving. Even regarding something as simple as flash games, this is no different. Since the release of Flash by Macromedia in 1996, the games it enabled have gone from being small amateur games with low level graphics played simply for fun, to high definition lucrative blockbusters that form the basis of massive websites like Miniclip, as well as a number of bingo sites and similar.
Nowadays, there are hundreds of flash games that can be played for money, and many that are linked to some of the world’s biggest and most famous brands and television shows. For instance, if you click onto Chitchatbingo.co.uk, you can take on the banker in a virtual version on Channel 4 favourite Deal or No Deal. You play the game just like they do on television, opening boxes round-by-round and considering offers from the infamous banker, and just like the contestants do on the show, you can win life-changing amounts of money – the maximum payout is £10,000.
Other famous names include Bejeweled, the addictive online game which can now be played on bingo sites for cash, whilst there are numerous newly developed games like Chain Rectors and Neptune’s Keno that are also great fun and can win the player a lot of money.
This is a far cry from what you could expect from a flash game even ten years ago. There are some historic and very well-loved games out there that have played a part in many a young adult’s childhood – games like Ghost Motel and Johnny Rocketfingers, but whilst they were great fun, the latest generation of flash games makes them look upsettingly dated.
However, it is only upsetting until you remember how much better today’s offerings are. You can always find new offerings on old favourites, such as Chit Chat’s Pub Darts game, where hitting that 180 doesn’t just give you satisfaction but also cash prizes – the added incentive of money is what flash games are all about in this day and age. They have gone from being merely an online portal for amusement and timewasting to serious players in online businesses that can make both you and their developers a lot of money.