Necromancy Power over 9000
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Boy o' boy this one really hurts to report. Miniclip is dead. The website we all knew and loved as being the ultimate home of entertainment as kids and teens is mostly gone. It's now a hollow shell of what it once was, although Miniclip, the company, lives on. The web browser game website will be remembered as the IT lesson disrupter and the foundation for a love of gaming for many. Rest in peace.
The news circulated Twitter and I, like many others, rushed to see if it was true. And sadly, when you go to Miniclip (opens in new tab)today, it looks like a random gambling website more than it does a hub of joy and excitement. Only two games remain: 8 Ball Pool and Agar.io. Slim pickings compared to what it once was.
Two factors probably led to this. The first is that Adobe Flash shut down at the end of 2020. Flash Player is what many games lived on back in the day and if there wasn't active support on games that could move them to HTML 5, well, they died. Tragic, but people move on and forget about small browser games they've made, I expect.
Gimme two seconds while I cry.
Lots of good memories of Miniclip! RIP!