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So I'm really really wanting to start making games, especially the type that I can put here on Armor Games. Before I start learning how, though, I want to know what to use, first. I realize that almost all games on here are in Flash, but I also realize that Flash is being discontinued in a couple of years and I don't know if there will be any common emulators or anything to play flash games with. That's why I'm wondering if I should just go ahead and use Flahs since it's what everything else runs on or get ahead and just use HTML 5.
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Just use HTML5. It's very easy to learn, it's practical and it's becoming more and more relevant as an engine for creating online games.
There are pros and cons to each way of making a game.
Flash puts everything together and executes it, so all you would need to do is create the SWF and from there it is embeddable into any website; but flash will be discontinued, so that's a gamble.
@TheMostManlyMan, I would prefer HTML 5. With flash getting discontinued, I think it is better to go with HTML 5 as a long term decision. Also, for some reason you get delayed, it wont be any problem because if you use flash and there is a delay and it gets discontinued, all your efforts would go waste.
Adobe Flash is older than HTML5, but it is losing ground every day. Not only big companies like Apple and YouTube have decided to drop support for Flash, but new developers have also turned their attention to HTML5.
You can still develop in Flash just fine, the only reason I can play Flash games on MS Edge, on Mac (Big Sur even), is because Armor Games has a Flash emulator on their site. Just know that on most other sites it won't work because those would actually serve the Flash file to a browser that doesn't know how to deal with them anymore.
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