|Developer(s)||Mike Welsh, kmeisthax, Nathan "Dinnerbone" Adams, Callum Thomson|
|License||MIT license, Apache License 2.0|
With the advent of HTML5, a HTML iteration which allowed for much more flexible multimedia management, Flash began a slow decline. In 2015, Adobe began openly advocating for HTML5, citing that it was a mature open standard. Over the coming years, Flash would continue to decline in popularity. In 2017, Adobe would go on to announcing their plans to retire Flash by 2020.
Websites using Ruffle
Between 2019 and 2020, some websites announced they would be using Ruffle. Newgrounds announced that all flash content will use Ruffle and that all Flash embed code will be replaced with Ruffle equivalents. In June 2020, Coolmath Games announced that all its Flash games will now use Ruffle. In November 2020, Internet Archive announced they will be using Ruffle to preserve Flash games and animations. In December 2020, Armor Games announced that Ruffle had been chosen as the player for Flash content, and Homestar Runner announced the implementation of Ruffle for their cartoons and games.
Ruffle is available natively in Rust, as a desktop client and as a web client.
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