Flash Gaming Summit 2012 Slides

My FGS 2012 talk on the future of Flash and what developers can do about it is available to watch and read online!

I wanted to touch on a couple things based on feedback from different people. First, and this should be pretty obvious, everything in it is my own opinion. I tried to find sources where I could, of course. Second, Flash is obviously not dead and not going to disappear in the immediate term. However, there is a real risk that it could face a long term decline, due to various reasons I explore in the talk. Like I say on slide 12, “declining asset” is a label used to make decisions not a business reality.

Finally, although I’m building some native tech right now, it supports Alchemy as a primary platform – so Flash is still a big part of my business plan. So my money is (literally) where my mouth is in saying that Flash is still a good platform.

View recording of “It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)” online now!

View the slides for “It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)” now on SlideShare!

Please feel free to post any questions about the talk here. Thanks for reading!


My talk led to some strong reactions!

“Ben Garney is a very engaging speaker… This was my favorite talk of the day!” — Summary post from Autodesk’s community.

Select quotes from the chat log in the video of the talk:

ClutterMedia: he doesn’t know what he is taking about
ClutterMedia: does he own a flash site or build a game
ClutterMedia: if not go fuck him self
PaulGene 2: this guy is depressing me
terrypaton1: Talking about excellent topics Ben
Dragonsnare: gets you depressed and shows you a drink lol
Hamed: what the helll
Hamed: why does he think adobe will ditch the future

(Iain later walked out of my talk in protest.)

Author: Ben Garney

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