The Flash game scene was very popular back in the mid-2000s. These games were easy to play and they didn't require any installation. You could simply click a big button on the internet and start playing. Flash became the backbone for major websites. It also served as a platform for game creators. Some indie games also made use of the platform. HTML5 is also safer than Flash. There are fewer features in web-based games. Browser games are multiplayer and may have inferior graphics. Eventually, HTML5 will be more successful than Flash. In the meantime, some Flash games are available in browsers, consoles, and mobile devices. It's available as a standalone application, as a browser extension, and as a browser plugin.