Happy New Year 2021 And A Flash News Update

by | Jan 13, 2021 | News | 0 comments

First of all, happy new year to everyone. 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, no matter where you are on this planet, and while it won’t be easy at first, we look forward with positivity to a better tomorrow.

 

2021 is a milestone in LilGames.com history as July will mark the 20th anniversary since this games website first launched. 20 years. WOW. At the time, the site’s popularity was spurred by games like Spore Cubes, Mancala Snails and everybody’s favorite, Shanghai Dynasty. We even sold some games on mini CD-ROMs!

Game on Mini CD-ROM by Spore Productions, sold by LilGames.com

2021 also marks a not-so-bright event: The “death” of Flash player

 

While we have been aware of its impending demise for some time now, we’ve been limited in time and resources to properly address the matter like a larger business would. And contrary to the use of the term “we” here and in other writings on this site, the fact of the matter is, this website was created and is maintained by a single person, and while I’d have liked to have converted dozens of the better Flash games to work using a browser technology called “HTML5”, life has not afforded me the luxury.

 

One game IS in the process of being converted and that’s Shanghai. I’ve personally responded to a number of concerned inquiries regarding this game over the last few months and while progress has been slower than expected, it is underway.

 

I understand the frustration this may be causing. I certainly wished to have had this ready before the January 12 cut-off date, but alas, a family, a full-time job and living/working under Covid-19 lock-down restrictions has been a challenge.

 

Stand by for further news. In the meantime, please stay safe, and try out the few games we currently have that do not require Flash: https://www.lilgames.com/tag/html5/