Flash is a great platform for building web-deployed games. Flash can build other type applications too, don’t get me wrong, but games certainly helped Flash adoptions rates. I’ve always said that adoption of any platform is aided by the perceived benefit to the customer. If the consumer wants to play a cool game, or listen to a viral video bad enough, they will think nothing of buying or downloading the software.
WPFe(Silverlight) is still in development. One goal of WPFe is wide distribution of the runtime to any consumers computer — regardless of customer OS preference. That’s why Microsoft is building a runtime for the Macintosh. Good games, built on WPFe(Silverlight), will help push adoption. Who doesn’t like playing games on their computer?
Game of the Week
Magnet Game by Dennis Cronin
Perhaps good games will help adoption. That, and getting a better name than WPFe* .
* New WPFe name to be announced at Mix07