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From Mike Chambers <mcham...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: bay area folks and flash
Date Tue, 17 Apr 2012 19:22:26 GMT
Unity and Epic (and others) already have great tool chains for creating 3D gaming content that
targets the Flash Player. I dont see why there is a need for Adobe to try to fill that niche
when there are already great solutions in the market.

Instead, we are introducing a model where those third party tool chains drive revenue that
goes directly back into Flash Player development (where as before they would potentially take
resources away from the player).

Hope that helps...

mike chambers

mesh@adobe.com



On Apr 17, 2012, at 12:07 PM, Sanford Redlich wrote:

> Could you give a bit more detail about why they aren't going to compete 
> with Unity and what that means for AIR development?  Thanks,  - S.
> 
> On 4/17/2012 11:16 AM, Tony Constantinides wrote:
>>    I was there. Basically Adobe confirmed there moving ahead with Flash on
>> Gaming and video (in that order)
>> Lots of new functionality coming out for gaming, with video they
>> concentrating on the big media companies and there needs and screw the
>> little guy.
>>     I understand the direction there going and they may be successful, but
>> they stated that they cannot please everyone and have to make decisions to
>> move ahead. Translation: We reserve the right to screw the community if
>> money is involved.
>>   There acknowledge that they miscommunciated before and claim it will not
>> happen again. Umm, ok.
>>     They also stated that too many Flash and Flex guys have there head in
>> the sand and now need to learn HTML 5.0 as they see a "huge oppourtunity".
>> I noticed they did not mention Flex anymore. My take on all this is sell
>> your Adobe shares while there stil over $30.
>>    Many developers ask how they will expalin to their managers that Flash
>> is not dead. Adobe mumbled something about "technical choice" and
>> "alternatives". Its pretty clear that the engineers at Adobe have NEVER had
>> to explain to non-technical clients about technical direction. They left it
>> to consultants, and exsaperated employees of smal companies. I can only
>> shake my head. It sounds like 10 year olds saying "people will play with me
>> if I still cool".Umm, ok.
>>    They mention there not going to compete with Unity in the gaming field,
>> but now they impose this "charge" on high-end gaming because gaming
>> companies say "we do not feel your heart in it, if Adobe is not making
>> money on Flash". I see the logic, and Adobe should make money.
>> I hope that works out for them. I cannot see how though.
>>  I moving on to Android development in Java and so are many of the Flex
>> guys there. What happens to Adobe, I could not care less. I already sold my
>> shares. Just my 2 cents....
>> 
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>> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM, Ariel Jakobovits<arieljake@yahoo.com>wrote:
>> 
>>> anyone in the bay area attend the future of flash event last night at
>>> adobe?
>>> wondering what was said.
>>> 
>>> Ariel Jakobovits
>>> Email: arieljake@yahoo.com
>>> Phone: 650-690-2213
>>> Fax: 650-641-0031
>>> Cell: 650-823-8699
>>> 


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