I made a similar topic on Reddit and got some responses but I wanted to see what my Itch,io friends think. Flash was a classic tool of the old school web and think about the nostalgia you get playing Fred's Adventure, Crush the Castle, or many others. I know animation can be uploaded to Youtube but is it really the same as the character flash had? So What games/shorts are you guys going to miss and might like to be seen redone in new technology (html5 or an engine)?
When Flash goes away in 2020, what games/animations are you going to miss?
I unfortunately never got to play it and now I'd need to switch browsers haha. But you know what I'm talking about Flash games, some of them, had such a huge impact on the current indie scene!
See I'm more inclined to say that HTML5 might take on some kind of support for it over JS (maybe both :) ) but you're right but it still won't feel quite the same but I guess it never can again you know? Everyone is a kid once I'm probably just looking at flash through nostalgia glasses.
And sites like Newgrounds, AlbinoBlackSheep, etc. Losing them all would blow! Maybe someday they'll be run in an emulator in browser lol