might still be kicking, but it is on its last leg as Adobe plans to discontinue
updates and distribution at the end of 2020. This means that flash games as we
know them could eventually cease to exist, but there’s an unknown hero in the
works that could breath new life into the Flash platform and, in theory, keep
all those old Flash-based games playable for years to come. Word of this
development comes via a forum post on Newgrounds where Mike Welsh is working on
a program known as Ruffle that’s based on the Rust programming language.
Ruffle, when complete will be able to emulate flash right inside your browser –
even the browser on your mobile phone or tablet.
explained in the forum post, a browser add-on is even in the works:
“There is even work being done to create a browser extension that detects old Flash embed code and swaps it with Ruffle, meaning you could visit any old Flash website and the Flash will (eventually) just WORK.”