Flash to HTML5 Game Conversion Services
Update Your Old Flash Games and Make Them Mobile Compatible
The Flash web browser plug-in is being discontinued. In fact some web browsers are beginning to phase support for the Flash web player out sooner than the 2020 deadline. After that date any Flash games left on the web will cease to work. So it’s essential you start planning to convert any games you want to keep into modern HTML5.
If you’re looking to update, refresh and make your old games compatible with modern mobile devices via the web browser, we can help.
We cover anything from single game conversions through to updating an entire catalogue of games to HTML5 for a microsite or a games area of your website.
Don’t You Need the Source Files and Actionscript Code?
Not usually. Just a playable build of the old Flash swf version of the game will usually suffice.
We usually recommend revisiting game assets and ideally recreating artwork/animations and sound from scratch anyway. This can give your game a more polished, modern look, especially if your games are getting a bit long in the tooth and looking a bit dated.
Mobile compatibility means catering for touch screens as well. So in most cases some rethinking on the gameplay design/controls will be necessary as well. Directly translating the source code wouldn’t give you this luxury.
What is the Process?
We’ll start by taking a look at the existing version of your game. From here we can produce a spec and plan for the new HTML5 version of your game.
Doing a direct 1:1 conversion isn’t usually a good idea. So we do everything by hand. We don’t use any automated scripts or code translation tools. We’ll rewrite code from scratch.
We can also produce new assets where necessary, including artwork, animation and sound. This ensures you get the best possible end product. In most cases the new version will be significantly better than the original.
One of the main reasons you’re doing this is bring your game up-to-date by making it compatible with mobile devices. This usually requires a rethink on controls and possibly game mechanics. Otherwise your new game won’t work well (if at all) on mobile touch screens. So we can advise you on that and do any game redesign work as part of the process too.
Then there’s the different screen sizes you’re going to want to support for cross-device compatibility. We can update game designs and layouts to use responsive design. This will make the new version of your game work well and look great across different screen sizes and aspect ratios.
Once we’ve nailed all of that down we’ll be able to get to work. You’ll also get to see work we’ve done as we progress.
Can You Convert a Branded Game?
We’re one of UK’s leading specialists in producing branded games. We have around a decade of experience creating games to help promote brands, products and services.
So whether you want to update just one branded game or a whole catalogue, we’ve got it covered. We’re totally comfortable working to the strictest of brand guidelines whilst producing visuals. So if you need to completely update brand visuals, we can do that for you too.
Can You Convert Our Educational or Corporate Training Content?
Sure. We can transfer any learning content to HTML5 for you.
Again, it’s probably also a good opportunity to look at updating the material and refreshing visuals at the same time.
We can also look at reviewing your current learning objectives and expanding, revising and updating the content to better meet your current goals.
Can You Convert Facebook Games?
If you have a web based game on Facebook, chances are it’s Flash based. We can help with recreating it in HTML5 along with all integration with the Facebook Games platform.
How Much Will It Cost?
This isn’t an easy question to answer. It’s very much dependent on the complexity of the game.
How many games you have is also a factor. We can usually organise a discounted rate for a number of games.
If you send us a link to the current live version of your game, we can put together a plan and a fixed price quote for you.
We cover the full process. Just supply the old game link or swf file and we’ll formulate a plan and make recommendations to make your game work on smartphones and tablets as well as desktop computers.
Using our vast experience in designing games to work across a multitude of devices, we cover everything from game design tweaks to producing revised and improved assets, coding and the final HTML5 build.
We can also tweak, revise and expand your game in other ways too. It’s a good opportunity to discuss ways of improving and expanding your game. We can add additional features and content including extra/redesigned levels & characters, expanded game mechanics, and more.
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