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Chapter 1. First Steps > Flash Limitations

Flash Limitations

Like all software applications, Flash games have limitations. Macromedia has added an amazing number of new features and capabilities to Flash with each release, but it can't do everything (yet). In this section I'll talk about the major advantages and disadvantages of using Flash to develop games, as well as discuss certain types of games that are not easily workable in Flash.

Flash vs. Non-Flash Games

While I'd like to tell you that Flash can outperform all other game-development platforms with its hands tied behind its back, that's just not the case. There are many reasons to choose Flash for game development, and there are many other reasons not to choose Flash. In this section we discuss the major reasons for both.


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