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killer app: games
Posted Nov 14, 2012 10:58 UTC (Wed) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
Casual games on the Web. Very popular. My kid divides his game time pretty evenly between those, and Wii. Every TV series for youngsters seems to have Flash games on their web site. Interestingly, some involve a "game builder" where the user can construct game fields from components, then test play and share them. So not they are not always totally mindlessly passivating.
Must check how well Shumway and other free alternatives deal with these nowadays. I did try some Gnash version on the one of the simpler ones years ago, and the result was garbage.
Posted Nov 14, 2012 11:29 UTC (Wed) by hummassa (subscriber, #307)
Seconded. My 6yo daughter would benefit too -- tho flashplugin-installer + chrome has not been the pain in the back that they once were. But I agree wholeheartedly that those games are very good testing ground for new swf runtimes...
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