Over the last decade or so it seems like the popularity of flash games has exploded, which may make you wonder why they have become so popular. We’re going to go through just some of the reasons why these games are just so popular with everyone lately:
- Easy to Access – Firstly, flash games are extremely easy to access and play. You don’t need to download any special software to play them since they usually use common plugins that people already have installed on their computer. Even a really old computer will have no problem playing a flash game!
- Addictive – If you’ve ever played a flash game before you’ll more than likely know how addictive they can be. One example of a really addictive game is Temple Run Online which you’ve probably played before on your mobile phone. It’s just so easy to start playing a game and then realize that a couple of hours have gone by.
- Fun – These games are usually very fun even though most of them are fairly simple. Nowadays there’s no need to go out to a shop and spend a lot of money on a console game really, since you can get just as much fun (or even more!) from an online flash game.
- Free – 99% of flash games are free with no hidden charges or anything like that. If you’re wondering why game developers make games and then give away the game for free, the answer is because they make money through advertising. That’s why you usually see some ads on sites that host flash games. Although these ads can sometimes be quite annoying, it’s not too bad since you don’t have to pay anything for the game.
- Wide Variety – No matter what type of games you like playing, you’ll have no issues finding those types of flash games online. There’s everything from Space Invaders, Tetris, simulation games, shooting games etc. so you’re bound to find one that you like. There are so many websites that are dedicated to certain niches such as shooters so all you’ve got to do is search for “shooting flash games” for example and you’ll have loads of sites to choose from.
So as you can see, there are loads of reasons why flash games are so popular at the moment.