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Flashpoint Archive

Flashpoint Archive is a non-profit community effort to preserve digital interactive experiences (games, animations, tools, etc.) from the web.

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Flashpoint Archive is a non-profit community effort to preserve games and animations (and all other digital interactive experiences) from the web.

Internet history and culture is important, and the web is evolving at such a rapid pace that what might be commonplace today could be obselete tomorrow. This project is dedicated to preserving as many experiences from these platforms as possible, so that they aren't lost to time. Since December 2017, over 170,000 games and animations have been preserved across more than a hundred browser plugins and web technologies.

In addition to our preservation efforts, we also provide a highly flexible software package for reliable navigation and playback of preserved content. Among the software that powers the archive is a fully-featured launcher, a proxy that tricks games into thinking they're running on the live web, and a sandbox that allows for secure playback of plugin-enabled content - all of which are open-source software.

The project was originally started by BlueMaxima in an attempt to outrun the disappearance of webgames prior to the death of Flash. It has since evolved into a major undertaking involving hundreds of community contributors from around the world, encompassing both games and animations created for numerous internet plugins, frameworks, and standards.

For years, this project has been financed from our pockets (specifically from Dominik). However, it piles up over the years and I was not able to afford it any more. We did a one-time fundraiser to cover the personal costs, and to pay for the future costs of running this project. But it's been a while and we're running out of money again, so here we are. This project cannot function without a decently powerful server with a lot of storage space, used both for serving the archive to our users, and for all the internal storage for submissions, webscrapes and other many storage- and compute-intensive services that we run in the background in order to make this project manageable. The current mix of two cheaper servers costs us in total over 60 euro per month, but we would love to upgrade to a unified beefy machine that costs 120 euro per month, which would satisfy our needs for the foreseeable future.

Excluding releases, the project's internals are currently about 15TB of active data, and about 100TB of cold storage of various webscrapes and other things. We currently rely on shared "unlimited" storage accounts of the big cloud providers to store these data, but this might change in the future, and might cost more money.

You can donate any amount of money, starting from two Euros. There are no subscription tiers or rewards, your only reward for donating is that the project will keep running for a little longer. (If you'd like a snazzy little badge in our Discord server, contact a staff member with proof of donation)

While Flashpoint Archive operates on a not for profit basis, it is not a registered charity or 501c organization and any donations are not tax deductible

Here are some Flashpoint-related services and tools that we've made and use:

Our primary social platform is Discord, click here to join.

We respect IP owners' rights and remove games when requested, as quickly as possible. You can contact us here.

Our team

Dominik Jochec

Admin
I preserve the preservation project.

Matt

Admin
Moderator, Curator and Helper on the server.

Raven

Admin
"Archive everything!"

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€2 EUR / month

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
James

2,800 EUR since Jul 2023

2
Matt Roszak

250 EUR since Mar 2024

3
Dominik Jochec

230 EUR since Jul 2023

4
Adrian Von Braunbehrens

150 EUR since Mar 2024

5
alexbobspoons

116 EUR since Jul 2023

6
Antony Lavelle

100 EUR since Jul 2023

7
Litness11

100 EUR since Jul 2023

8
CursedLight

75 EUR since Jul 2023

9
Guest

70 EUR since Apr 2024

10
Cublex

60 EUR since Jul 2023

11
ColdIce

50 EUR since Jul 2023

12
CHILLYBUS

50 EUR since Jul 2023

13
Fighter_Builder

30 EUR since Jul 2023

14
Radon Rosborough

30 EUR since Dec 2023

15
Mike

25 EUR since Jul 2023

Organizations

1
Flash Games for Mobile

50 EUR since Jan 2024

Flashpoint Archive is all of us

Our contributors 60

Thank you for supporting Flashpoint Archive.

Dominik Jochec

Admin

€230 EUR

I preserve the preservation project.

Matt

Admin
Moderator, Curator and Helper on the server.

Raven

Admin
"Archive everything!"

James

€2,800 EUR

Matt Roszak

€250 EUR

I appreciate the work you guys are doing.

Adrian Von Br...

€150 EUR

alexbobspoons

€116 EUR

Antony Lavelle

Helper

€100 EUR

Litness11

€100 EUR

CursedLight

Supporter

€75 EUR

monthly donation ftw

Guest

Helper

€70 EUR

Cublex

€60 EUR

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Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Flashpoint Archive

Updates on our activities and progress.

Summary update 2023-09

Flashpoint Ultimate 12 is now available for download via the Updater application. This can download a fresh copy or upgrade one in place. Current plans remain to be bi-annual releases in the Summer and Winter. You can find...
Read more
Published on September 20, 2023 by Dominik Jochec

Status update 2023-06-29

It's been a hot minute since FP 11.1 released, but we're closing in on FP 12 pretty fast. There's a lot of changes so I'm going to keep them brief. If you want to take a look at FP 12 (and the ~5,000 newly added games and a...
Read more
Published on July 5, 2023 by Dominik Jochec

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

+€10.00EUR
Completed
Contribution #756653
-€146.17 EUR
Paid
Reimbursement #203059

Credit from Adrian Von Braunbehrens to Flashpoint Archive

+€50.00EUR
Completed
Contribution #747004
Today’s balance

€2,867.53 EUR

Total raised

€4,116.39 EUR

Total disbursed

€1,248.86 EUR

Estimated annual budget

€6,224.81 EUR

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