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Flash Love Letter, Set To Music

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 10, 2011

Based on DanC’s “Flash Love Letter” article from 2009 explaining why Flash was such a powerful platform for indie game developers, somebody has now gone and put  (a hyper-abbreviated version of) it to music.

I laughed my butt off watching this thing – so be warned if you are watching at work. But I think it’s one of those things that’s only funny if you are a developer, or closely follow the industry, particularly w/ respect to “social gaming.” Otherwise your reaction might be, “Huh? Do I want to buy flowers?”

As DanC suggests, this is effectively a Cliff’s Notes version of his essay. But the point is (for prospective indies still scratching their heads) – this is how the industry has adapted to the platform and figured out how to make money with what was effectively “free” games on a free (but almost ubiquitous) platform.

Filed Under: Casual Games - Comments: 7 Comments to Read

  • Craig Stern said,

    That. Was. Awesome.

  • sascha/hdrs said,

    Hehe, well done video! But I’m afraid I don’t get the message, can somebody enlighten me? Are they bashing Flash? Or the Social Gaming companies, or? I don’t know what Flash has in particular to do with social gaming.

  • Xenovore said,


  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Click the top link back to the original article. It really is kind of a “love letter to Flash” talking about why Flash has been such a boon to indie developers… but also spells out why, what works, what doesn’t, and just some of the ins and outs of flash development (and monetization).

    The song really just pulls out key bullet points and makes them sound suggestive, which is funny (but memorable).

  • Xenovore said,

    @sascha: Did you miss the original link?


  • Xenovore said,

    Dang it — ya beat me to it, Jay. =)

  • sascha/hdrs said,

    Thanks for explaining! Yes I know the lostgarden link although I’m too *cough* lazy now to read through that miles long article.

    I guess I’m playing too few social games on FB, even though I do love Flash (… and sometimes hate it, a bit 😉 ).