Poor old Flash was a lot of fun in its youth, but then it became old, slow and susceptible to infections. It was doomed from the moment that Apple decided not to support it on the iPhone, and yet we all kind of miss it a bit, right?
Well now there's a new open-source editor called Wick (opens in new tab) that looks like the Flash alternative we've all been waiting for. Created by Zach Rispoli (opens in new tab) and Luca Damasco (opens in new tab), Wick is a free web tool for creating games, animation and everything in between for the internet, and it's entirely browser-based (see our Adobe Flash Pro CS6 review for a reminder of what the old software offered).
Your creations will work on any device with a web browser, without the need to download any extra software.
Inspired by tools such as Flash, HyperCard and Scratch, Wick is a hybrid of an animation tool and IDE, and first came about when Rispoli's eight-year-old sister started to outgrow Scratch and needed a more sophisticated tool. What started as a simple prototype has since been refined into a more polished tool, and it's ready for you to play with now.
Wick is free software that you can run, distribute, change, and redistribute as you wish, and it's open-source so you can view the codebase and even help improve it over on GitHub (opens in new tab). As Rispoli explains, "We hope that the web as a community can come together and help build Wick and bring the spirit of Flash to the next generation of online creatives."
I really like https://t.co/TE6yDHAj4C - it's already so promising as a little thing to drop code in or doodle or animate in the browser :) pic.twitter.com/c2XlQz9gbf11 August 2017