New York (The Verge) — The Internet Archive is now preserving Flash games and animations theverge.com/2020/11/19/215….
The Internet Archive is now emulating flash games and animations ahead of the web software’s discontinuation at the end of 2020. The digital library now has over 1,000 Flash creations and is encouraging interested fans to upload their own before they’re no longer playable in browsers.
The Internet Archive says you can already browse over 1,000 games and animations that it’s saved, including classics like “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” and “All your base are belong to us”. The organization says emulation is made possible by an in-development Flash emulator called Ruffle that it’s incorporated into its system. While Ruffle’s developers say it isn’t currently compatible with a majority of Flash projects made after 2013, having any amount of access to the culture that defined many people’s adolescence and young adulthood is a win for preservation. — Ian Carlos Campbell/@verge