Flash is an auspicious platform which serves as a major tool for games development nowadays. There are a lot of Flash made games available on browser based portals offering games, and also games that are available on desktop computers and on mobile devices. The reason for the popularity of the Flash platform and of AS3, its default programming language, is that they provide game developers with online networking capabilities and they also offer support for 3D graphics. And despite the fact that the Flash Player is not supported by mobile device browsers, games which are created as Flash games development can be used when they are exported in the form of native apps for most popular mobile devices.
The Flash platform is also important as a means of making profits, with Flash web portals that abound in complicated games. Such games are available for sale in major app stores such as the App Store, the Google Play Store, the Amazon App Store, etc.
Designers and coders are fascinated with the Flash platform, as games development with its aid yields impressive results and is facilitated by the large amount of information on the development of games with Flash available in the form of libraries, special tutorials, books, and tools.
In games development, developers start by downloading the free code editor named FlashDevelop. The official Flash website contains sufficient information to enable users to be able to employ the editor successfully.
AS3, or ActionScript 3.0, is the programming language specially available for the Flash platform. For successful games development, programming is really essential. There are a host of implementation tutorials available on different websites. There are also two free and open source libraries, namely Flixel and FlashPunk, which are great for the development of 2D games and are commonly used by developers.