I don't know if you heard, but Mochi Media is shutting down. I guess no one at Mochi wanted this to happen, but they were bought by a big company and now that big company wants to shut them down.
Specifically, that big company is shutting them down, and along with them, all the hosted games, all the preloader ads, all the high scores, and all the live updates that Mochi had been providing as a service. All gone.
I've been using Mochi for all my published Flash games. Fortunately, I'm not depending on MochiAds as an income source (I made very little money off of that) but I have been using MochiScores for the leaderboards in Flydrill and Space Lord.
Soon they'll be all gone. Flydrill will no longer hint at a more glorious past when it got more than a few plays a week, and more tragically, the Space Lord Hall of Fame, nexus of player-created shmup levels playable in Space Hero, will cease to exist. Now that is a shame.
You can still share levels in Space Lord, actually, if you click the button to share on Twitter after you beat the game. I don't think I've ever seen anyone do that though. :p
So what does this mean? End times for the Flash game renaissance. Here's to the end of an era.
What's next? I don't know, but it seems that every single game developer I know has been switching to Unity. It's living up to its name.
I might even have to make the switch soon.
Flydrill on deviantART. Now my dA portfolio actually reflects the games I've made. More or less.
Anyway, check it out. Maybe you can leave the first comment. ;)