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Flash game

Quick Definition

A "Flash game" is a game made using Adobe's Flash technology. These tend to be very simple and extremely limited, though there are exceptions.

The vast majority of games like this are found on websites and are playable for free. Over the years, this has cultivated a mindset that simple games should either be extremely inexpensive or free.

Since Adobe has formally announced that Flash is retiring, this type of online content is likely to become a piece of gaming history. Similar online games made today are made using HTML5, though the term "HTML5 game" hasn't quite caught on yet.