April 10, 2008
Why I Can't Use Flash for Game Development
Author: JT Smith
People everywhere love Flash. It has become the WebÃ¢â¬â¢s de facto standard for all manner of interfaces. From simple menus to full-blown games, you can bet that Flash is there. It has been called one of the best prototyping tools available, and game designers love it because they donÃ¢â¬â¢t need to be computer science graduates to use it. Most people browsing the web today have a Flash plugin installed, making it a fairly ubiquitous platform. With all of these things going for it, why wonÃ¢â¬â¢t I use it? Because if I canÃ¢â¬â¢t even watch YouTube videos without it crashing Firefox on my Ubuntu system, then it canÃ¢â¬â¢t be that ubiquitous.
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