Flash officially dies as of December 31, 2020. Support for the format will be gone from all major browsers by that date, which effectively means that all your misspent hours with those free PC games from Newgrounds will be lost like so many Flash animations in the rain. Of course, internet historians won’t let anything truly be lost from this world, and a new Internet Archive collection has already preserved hundreds of items, with more to come.

The Internet Archive collection consists of “animations, games, and toys” which you can launch directly within your browser, just like it’s 2005. Everything runs through the Flash emulator, Ruffle, which means you don’t need to try to get a Flash plugin installed, or worry about the security problems that helped speed the death of Flash to begin with.

Projects like Flashpoint have already secured tens of thousands of Flash games and animations in archival formats, but that requires you to download a big standalone program and save everything you want to play to your hard drive – which isn’t really the true Flash experience.

Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/flash-games-archive