Flashplayer is kill – Flash games will (in most cases) no longer run in browsers starting yesterday. In case you haven’t heard yet, some alternatives include BlueMaxima’s Flashpoint Infinity app (I’ve tested it, my games work on there), the Supernova plugin for Chrome, or the Pale Moon browser. I do think Flashpoint Infinity is the simplest solution though – once you set it up it’s really easy to use. I think it’s Windows-only though.
Ruffle can already play a lot of ActionScript 2 games in browsers, including Epic Battle Fantasy 1, The Kitten Game, and Mecha Dress Up Game. The games actually run much smoother than they did in Flash! Newgrounds has Ruffle enabled for games that work with it. I’m excited to see the day when Ruffle can run ActionScript 3 games – a lot more people could potentially play Epic Battle Fantasy 5 in HD without lag! If you have any spare money lying around and want to preserve Flash games, I really encourage you to donate to the project. (you can also donate your time by reporting bugs and stuff)
You’ve also got the option to buy my latest games on Steam and Itch.io, which include a lot more content than the free versions. And in a few months, the Epic Battle Fantasy Collection will be available to purchase too, which will include ALL of my older games with slight updates.
Anyway, here’s some EBF5 art that Ronja made. Very cool.
We’ve prepped everything ready for exchanging presents and some food with immediate family this evening as Christmas Eve is when we celebrate, but it’s great to have Christmas Day as bonus with a big roast too. Hope you’re all taking it easy and that the Christmas prep isn’t too hectic!
Here’s SantaLegs to wish you happy holidays and make sure you’ve been nice this year, by PathologicalLurker.
Update from Matt: I forgot to do a Christmas giveaway this year. I guess I’ll just post some Steam keys for Epic Battle Fantasy 5. Guess the missing letters:
Christmas is quickly approaching and even though we’ll be doing most of it over zoom, we’ve still got quite a lot going on with prepping and celebrating already. We’re still getting work done, but there will probably be less posts and updates next week as we try and take some time off. Hope your last weekend before the holidays isn’t too hectic with shopping and panicking!
Here’s some adorable fanart of Matt and Natalie from FreudNim. Who can spot the reference?