Why Flash?

Better games. More easily. For more people.

Reach over 1.3 billion people across browsers and OS versions with no install.

Goodbye, fragmentation. Hello, world.

Inconsistent browsers and fragmented mobile platforms? Not your problem.

Adobe Flash Player lets you effortlessly reach over 1.3 billion people across browsers and OS versions with no install – 11 times more people than the best-selling hardware game console. Use Adobe AIR to package the same code into native apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and Nook Tablet, reaching the mobile app stores for over 500 million devices.

Bring jaw-dropping visuals across desktop browsers and iOS and Android apps.

Stunning made easy.

The Flash runtimes now feature Stage3D, the modern, fully hardware-accelerated architecture that brings jaw-dropping visuals across desktop browsers and iOS and Android apps. Enjoy native GPU performance and efficiency, whether running on Mom's old PC browser or her shiny new iPad.

Build on frameworks tailored for your game, whether you're using cutting-edge 3D game engines or the intuitive, lightning fast Starling 2D framework that powers Angry Birds.

Craft uncompromised experiences.

Craft uncompromised experiences.

Use the same code and skills to build incredible Facebook browser games and amazing iOS and Android apps.

Get responsive desktop and mobile input support, smooth dynamic sound, multiplayer networking, and full HD H.264 video. Access photo libraries, multi-touch, accelerometer, HTML5 and WebKit, native text controls, GPS, and more to develop the most immersive games on iOS and Android phones and tablets. Spend less time. Make better games.

The iOS App Store, Android Market, and Amazon Appstore feature best-selling, #1 games built with Flash technologies.

Billions and billions…

That's what game publishers make each year by choosing Flash technology to build their games.

9 out of 10 top Facebook games are delivered using Flash Player. The biggest game networks in the world, like DNA, GREE, and Tencent, deliver their games with Flash technology. The iOS App Store, Android Market, and Amazon Appstore feature best-selling, #1 games built with Flash technologies. One technology brings you a universe of possibilities.

Extend your Flash technology-based apps with native capabilities and hardware support.

Plays well with everyone.

The Flash Platform is born of the web. Use web services, analytics, payments, and social APIs, and integrate with JavaScript and HTML.

Building apps? Extend your Flash technology-based apps with native capabilities and hardware support, like in-app payments, iAds, AdMob, Game Center, NFC, Kinect, and hardware that hasn't been invented yet. Know you're limitless.

Flash Professional is the industry standard rich animation tool used to create gorgeous visuals in games.

Smart and beautiful.

Use the best tools for the job. ActionScript is JavaScript evolved, and it's yours: productive, friendly, object-oriented, powerful. Flash Professional is the industry standard rich animation tool used to create gorgeous visuals in games from Pocket God to StarCraft II. And build everything on the same new state-of-the-art Flash runtime that Epic Games used to run Unreal Engine 3 – with quality rivaling games on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.