Unity3D Friendzones Flash
Sound the deathbells for the once popular file format.Starting with its next major release, the popular game engine among indie developers will be dropping support for the nearly 16 year old file format, citing Adobe’s waning interest in advancing the format. In preparation for this, Unity has also stopped selling Flash development licenses for the engine, but will continue supporting existing licensees on the format until Unity 5.
Unity, however, will not be hurting on browser development, as many popular websites (including Facebook) have partnered with Unity to support the Unity Web Player on their platforms. Since mobile devices are already well underway in their efforts of dropping Flash support, Unity has picked up some of the slack by licensing development software for both Android and iOS devices.
Unity is available free for hobbyists and small-scale indie developers.