You fair readers of my blog may remember a post from waaaaaay back in the day entitled Playstation 3. In it, I talk about being excited to run Flex Apps on my PS3. Sadly, my pretty HD console only ran Flash Player 7, so Flex was not an option. At MAX, I saw a big fat PS3 image and was hoping that Kevin Lynch would say, “Flash Player 9 is now on the Playstation 3!” He didn’t so I assumed it wasn’t yet. Then Renaun posted this! Adobe has issues about making noise sometimes. How did the blogosphere not light up on this news? Well, maybe it did, but I somehow missed it.
Naturally, I went and did what the PS3 was meant to do: Play a game! In this case, it was my very own Tic-Tac-Toe game. Check it out!
This is great news. That means with Flash Player 9, you can now develop a game once and run it on 4 different platforms: Windows, Macintosh, Linux and now Playstation 3. What other game dev environment gives you that capability? I’m so excited about this, that I’m gonna try to push the rest of my Tic-Tac-Toe dev through the fast track this month. No more travelling for me, so I should be able to. Once I wrap up the Tic-Tac-Toe project, I can move on to a more exciting game.
Another interesting thing is that with the PS3, up to 7 people can play the same Flash game in the same room. All controllers are active at the same time, so there’s no “gimme the control” fighting (unless you’re cheap and only have one controller!). I think that’s a new interactive experience we’ve never had with the Flash player before. More on that in another post though.
If you know of any cool Flash games I should try on the PS3, let me know! I’ll be hitting up playcrafter.com soon to see how it fares.