As you saw in the title, this week’s surprise is a theory. Yes, a theory. You might be like, “There’s already Theory Thursdays for that,” but that series is on hiatus until October because of Throwback Thursdays. I don’t want to wait that long. And this is Spectacular Sunday Surprises, it could be anything.
So, let’s begin…
If if you haven’t already heard, Google Chrome is starting to block Flash. Well except for the Top 10 sites, mainly social media. It’s been known for months now, but now they are finally starting to go through with it, the newest update is the beginning stages to wiping out Flash and replacing it with HTML5. Flash should be officially blocked sometime in December.
But, what does this have to do with Poptropica? Well, if you didn’t already know, Pop is a flash game. And many, many players use, well, Chrome.
Sure, there will be a way to turn Flash on for each website, but do you think kids will be able to know how to do that? Not really. Which means Pop would begin to fail if they continued with Flash.
That’s why they are making a New Poptropica with Unity. That way, when it releases about the same time that Flash starts dying on Chrome, the game will not be affected and thus saved.
So next time you feel upset about Pop 2.0, just remember that it’s not the Creators’ fault, it’s Google’s.