World of Neopets Team Delivers on Promise to Revive Flash Games

Neopets Classic games are back.

The World of Neopets team had the internet in a frenzy when they announced that they would not only be taking ownership of the Neopets brand but also investing four million dollars into improving it. The team mentioned that they would be publishing a roadmap in the near future of all of their planned updates, as well as making many of Neopets Flash games playable again. Fans were left cautiously optimistic as the day drew nearer. Thankfully, at the final hour, Neopets pushed out the update to make them playable.

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Neopets Flash Games Workaround Uses Ruffle

Many Neopet fans were quick to jump online and post their displeasure of the new Neopets team already breaking promises as the update did not go live until late. Thankfully, players were happy to be proven wrong, and this update is now the second update in a row that has been released on the day that it was scheduled to be. Neopets has been run by a skeletal staff for many years, due to running at a financial loss, and so updates being released on time is a luxury that Neopets often went without.

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The Flash games update uses Ruffle. Ruffle emulates Flash, and so adopting it allows for these games to continue to be played after Adobe Flash Player went the way of the Dodo. Previous to the update, players could install Ruffle themselves. Now, this isn’t necessary as it is integrated into Neopets itself, allowing all users to benefit from the emulation and continue to play the extensive collection of games that are yet to be converted to HTML5.

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There have been a few bugs reported so far, which is something to be expected. The most common bug is the inability to send scores after finishing up a game. Games occasionally bring up error messages or cannot be played correctly, such as button prompts not working. However, the World of Neopets team has so far shown that they are committed to improving the website, so these issues should be fixed in a timely manner.


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Priscilla is both the weekend editor and a freelance writer at Prima Games. She began working at Prima Games in early 2023. Prior to this, she spent nine years writing for both her own personal gaming blog, and other related websites. Priscilla has grown up playing video games, and most often plays her PS5 and Nintendo Switch consoles. You can find her playing Final Fantasy XIV, RuneScape, Pokemon GO, or lost in the latest RPG to release. She is an Australian living in the United States with her American husband, three children, and her Basset Hound. Before moving to the United States, Priscilla obtained a Bachelors of Secondary Education majoring in English and Japanese Language. This allowed her to teach English and Japanese in a high school setting. You can follow her on Twitter/X at @Cilllah