So Game Maker just got bought by a gambling company [http://gamasutra.com/view/news/236574/GameMaker_Studio_creator_acquired_for_164_million.php] , and as the ancients have foretold, the gnarled old Lars has duly appeared from his hermitage with semi-inflammatory opinions on the subject: > XNA: abandoned. Flash: neglected.
I've been a stalwart Flash developer for 15 years, so nothing bothers me more than greatly exaggerated reports of Flash's premature demise. Even today, Flash remains a very viable platform with a large install base and a relatively healthy commercial ecosystem. Many [http://amanita-design.net/games/machinarium.html] awesome [http: