Flash Preservation Project

2020: The Last Year of Adobe Flash?

Adobe has announced that by the end of 2020, it will end support for Flash Player, its software that became a ubiquitous part of the internet browsing experience since its introduction in 1996. In its place, developers are being encouraged to adopt the usage of newer solutions such as HTML5 for their web applications. Adobe is working together with Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla to officially “end-of-life” Flash. As a result, countless games, educational applications, and tools developed over the last nearly quarter-century are at risk of becoming lost.

To counter this, IMArchive will be working on its own Flash Preservation Project (FPP) in partnership with pre-existing efforts to save as many pieces of Flash content as possible before Flash leaves the internet. The goal of IMArchive’s FPP is to act as a central repository for all kinds of Flash content with the intent to make as much of it as possible publicly available for years to come.

To help IMArchive’s Flash Preservation Project you can either make a donation to our nonprofit or volunteer to assist us in downloading and categorizing the Flash applications we’re preserving.

Please share this page with your friends and on social media to help us get the word out and save as many Flash applications as possible before they’re gone forever!