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Independent Games Summit: The Flash Games Postmortem, Vol 2

John Cooney  (Game Developer, Wonderful Elephant)

Location: Room 2009, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Independent Games

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Its been five years since The Flash Games Postmortem and the impact of Flash continues to be critical to our understanding of the modern indie game scene. The indie spirit of Flash games provides many lessons in the modern game space through its developer experiences, accomplishments, preservation, and relationships with platforms. In this talk we explore how Flash's historical impact beyond the "Death of Flash" provides modern lessons to developers and how we can best prepare ourselves for the ephemeral and existential concerns of our industry (and our place in it).


Flash has continually shown itself to be a prototype platform for modern indie devs, and many lessons continue to be derived from its successes and failures. Developers will have a stronger sense of history against the realities they face in their modern platforms and challenges, and how those past challenges may line up with today

Intended Audience

This talk is widely accessible to anyone working in the indie games space and assumes no prior knowledge of the original Flash Games Postmortem or Flash games in-general

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