Kicking things off, Flash speedrunners Conor and Slush Puppy are hosting Flash Marathon 5: Revival of Flash this Saturday (February 20 at 13:00 UTC) at ttv/flashmarathon! The marathon will feature classics such as Cat Mario, Henry Stickmin: Fleeing the Complex and Papa’s Hot Doggeria.
Tom Fulp himself recently submitted an entry together with a few other Newgrounds veterans. It’s called Drop Cannon and is probably the most unconventional matching game you haven’t played yet.
Speaking of game jams, one jam has recently concluded: Grow-On Jam, a jam dedicated to Grow series creator On Nakayama (EYEZMAZE). Although none of the games submitted were actually made in Flash, they were all themed around On Nakayama’s games.
Welcome to Grow-ON Jam, a celebration of the work of indie veteran developer On Nakayama (ON/EYEZMAZE), notable creator of the GROW series of Flash and mobile titles. Over twenty years ON has published dozens of freely available titles to a wide audience, and founded a unique genre of gentle games with layered progression systems.
If you’re feeling nostalgic after playing through all the submissions, you might also want to visit the jam’s Discord Server.
The jam has also brought attention to On Nakayama’s poor health, which has led to him requiring a heart surgery in 2019, which he is still recovering from. The good news is that things seem to be getting better for him based on recent Tweets.
Want to play through the original Grow games, but can’t run Flash? Check out the Flash Player Emergency Kit for tips and info on how to run Flash files post-EOL!