Flash Games are designed to be played online. These are interactive media games which are developed using flash softwares. Most of the mobile games are also flash based.
There are many pros and cons of designing flash games. Designing a game in flash is really good for you if you are the only developer and want to instantly launch your game on the internet. Flash programming softwares are provided with some basic tools and programming knowledge which makes easy game designing.
Flash software either from Adobe or Macromedia is a powerful tool that helps you in creating games with varying difficulty levels. You can design easy as well as complex games using various useful tools in the software. Another benefit of designing flash games is that you need not to have a certification for doing it but it’s so simple that a beginner can easily do it. While designing a flash game you come across various options, some of which are discussed below.
Flash games can be designed with different views or perspectives as needed. They can be designed as a 3-D environment but it’s a bit tricky whereas other perspectives like side, top, bottom, isometric, third person are much common.
Game genre represents different scenarios of the game. It represents the game environment, either it is action based, adventurous or educational. Flash game developing softwares is also provided with casino, puzzle, sports, role playing game, strategy and various other genres as well.
Although flash game developing softwares are much developed with the passage of time but still they have many limitations in their working. Some of the benefits of designing games in flash are listed below:
- Flash games are having a smaller file size as compared to other video games as they are programmed in vector graphics.
- Flash content can be viewed on every website as plug-ins.
- Flash games are successfully integrated with the server so that they can easily talk with the server side.
- The most effective part of developing games in flash is that it is very easy to be used by a person belonging to any field and does not require your expertise.
Besides having these benefits, limitations in flash game designing are worth discussing. Flash games are deficient in 3-D support. Flash does not support real 3D engines and texture mapping. This limits the use of flash developing softwares by most of the game designers. Also, flash lacks integration with the operating system especially when used with a projector. These limitations sometimes make flash not worth using software for developing games.