Adobe gaming technologies

Whether you're a big game studio, an indie game developer, or you just want to build something fun to share with the world, Flash technologies like ActionScript, Stage3D, and native extensions can help you quickly craft amazing games for more people.

Flash runtimes

Flash Player

Installed on more than 1.3 billion connected desktop computers, Flash Player gives you the reach you need to help monetize your games. With the addition of Stage3D APIs for support for hardware accelerated 2D and 3D graphics, you can now animate millions of objects with smooth 60 fps rendering for the best game play possible while enjoying the best reach. Check out the newest features of the Flash Player, including ActionScript concurrency (workers), Mouse-lock, full-screen text input, and streamed textures.

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Adobe AIR

Adobe AIR is a cross-platform runtime that enables you to use a single workflow and package the same ActionScript code into native apps for over 500 million smartphones and tablets including iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other Android™ devices. With support for the Stage 3D API in AIR for hardware accelerated graphics, native extensions, and iOS push notifications, you can deliver first class games. Check out the newest features of AIR with support for iOS USB debugging, simulator support, and direct on-device deployment while using Flash Builder 4.7.

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ActionScript technologies

ActionScript 3

ActionScript 3 is the powerful, productive object-oriented programming language for Adobe Flash Player and AIR. It's used by 3 million developers, designed from the ground up to enable rich interactivity, and powers the most successful games on the web like FarmVille 2, Angry Birds, Ruby Blast, Kings Road and more. Today, 9 of the 10 Facebook games on the web are using Flash and powered by ActionScript. And if you already know JavaScript, C#, or Java, you'll feel right at home.

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The Stage3D API delivers cinematic, blazing fast 2D and 3D graphics in the Flash runtimes using a fully accelerated GPU programmable rendering pipeline. Use a single set of APIs across web browsers (including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari) and apps on iOS, Android™, Windows®, and Mac platforms. You can quickly build amazing games by choosing a Stage3D framework optimized for your game.

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Native extensions

Native extensions let you take advantage of platform -specific capabilities on iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac. They expose native code libraries via ActionScript, so you can quickly leverage capabilities like in-app payments, iOS Game Center, iAd, AdMob, Microsoft Kinect, custom sensors, speech recognition, and more. Build games faster – without compromise.

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FlasCC is now an open source project called CrossBridge. Get it now

Cross compile C/C++ to run your game in Flash Player with GPU acceleration. Deliver your back catalog of games to target 1.3 billion connected desktops.

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